A Piece of Playhouse Square

© Mitch Spence

A Piece of Playhouse Square

Uploaded: June 15, 2024 07:05:35 | Entered: June 15, 2024 07:09:27

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For the PG101 History at Home theme. Category: Travel/Place Playhouse Square’s original five venues (Mimi Ohio, Connor Palace, KeyBank State, Allen and Hanna) were constructed in the 1920s in a mere 19 months. Impacted by the rise of television and population flight to suburbia, by 1968-69 all but the Hanna were eventually boarded up, as entertainment also moved to the suburbs. But in the 1970s, a grass-roots effort saved the historic venues from the wrecking ball, restoring and re-opening the theaters one by one, ushering in a new era of downtown revitalization, which was called “one of the top 10 successes in Cleveland history.” It is the “world’s largest theater restoration project,” and the country’s largest performing arts center outside New York City (eclipsed only by Lincoln Center), as well as Northeast Ohio’s home for touring Broadway shows, concerts, comedy, dance and children’s programming. (information from website)

Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7100; Shutter Speed: 1/50; Aperture: f/5.6; ISO: 6400; Orientation: 1; Date: 2024:05:20 13:58:04

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