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Urban spelunking: Riverside Theater

In some ways the Riverside has always been the theater that almost never was. Erected in 1928 as part of the new Empire office building - which replaced a previous Empire Building on the site - The Riverside Theater (which was designed by Kirchhoff and Rose) opened just before America plunged into the Great Depression. Somehow, the theater - the bread and butter of which was vaudeville - survived. Let's take a look...

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