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Exterior of the Knickerbocker on opening day, 1917
The Tragic Story of the Knickerbocker Storm: A DC Blizzard that Led to 98 Deaths in 1922
The Knickerbocker Storm of 1922 was a historic DC blizzard that led to the tragic deaths of 98 people in the historic Knickerbocker Theater. Learn the story of the storm, its aftermath, and its legacy today.
Knickerbocker Theater disaster
The Knickerbocker Theater Disaster: Inside Insights on DC's Deadliest Disaster
Learn about the Knickerbocker Theater Disaster, the deadliest disaster to ever hit Washington DC. Read inside insights and see how this tragedy unfolded from eyewitness accounts and official reports.
Tivoli Theater (photo by Flickr user dbking)
If Walls Could Talk: Tivoli Theater Was "The Temple of the Arts"
Tivoli Theater at night You can’t walk past the Tivoli Theater in Columbia Heights and not admire it, imagining what the surrounding streets were like in the late 1920s. The arrival of Harry Crandall’s new theater was a big deal for the area and let’s not forget that just a couple of years earlier, his Knickerbocker Theatre was the site of the catastrophic roof collapse that killed 98 people. Here’s an article from the Washington Post on February 17th, 1924, before the...

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