The York Theatre in Petworth

We came across an awesome old photo on Flickr of the York Theatre, sitting at 3640 Georgia Ave. NW, in Petworth, near the intersection with New Hampshire Ave.

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The York Theatre in the 1920s
The York Theatre in the 1920s

Source: Flickr user jbb23927

The theater opened on November 27th, 1919 and was the eighth theater in Harry Crandall’s chain across the city.

The building is still there, albeit in a much uglier state. Check it out below in Google Street View, and check out this good piece written in the Washington City Paper a while back by Lydia DePillis.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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