Theatres on Broadway - 1920


Looking east on Broadway from 38th Street, showing buildings on the east side, Winter Garden (opened in 1911 at 1634 Broadway), Maxine Elliott's Theatre, Casino, and Knickerbocker Theatres. Photo copyrighted by American Studio, N.Y., 1920. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The New York Times building, completed in 1904, is on the left and Bush Terminal Building, completed in 1918, is on the right. At this time there were about 40 theaters in the area around Times Square, seen in the distance. Prohibition began in 1920, when the population of the City was 5.6 million people. Bordering one of the finest natural harbors in the world, New York City handled almost half of United States’ international trade at the time.

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