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Tag: Knickerbocker Theatre

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The Knickerbocker Theatre Collapse
This is a guest post by Angela Harrison Eng Winter storms like hurricanes are regularly named every year. This naming practice, however, was not always the norm. One snowstorm that hit DC in 1922 was named “The Knickerbocker Storm” (see photos of the blizzard) because it indirectly led to the deaths of 98 people inside the historic Knickerbocker Theater. The Knickerbocker opened on October 13,...
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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.
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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...
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