Two postcards of the theatre in the Auditorium Building, designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler.
“The greatest room for music and opera in the world – bar none”
– Frank Lloyd Wright
From back of postcard:
“The Auditorium Theatre occupies one of the most fireproof structures for Theatre purposes. It has a seating capacity of 3700 people. It is one of the leading Theatres and is located on Congress Street, near Michigan Boulevard, within 5 minutes walk of the leading hotels.”
Postcards are part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.
Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.