Renovated Gordon Square Theater


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Renovated Gordon Square Theater

Cleveland Public Theatre purchased the neighboring building at 6405 Detroit Avenue in 1995; the structure had previously housed Gordon Square Theatre. Constructed in 1912, this building is Cleveland's oldest standing theater.

Gordon Square Theatre specialized in vaudeville acts and remained a popular venue in the Gordon Square area until the popularization of motion pictures in the early 1920s. Already struggling to recover from the death of vaudeville, the economic strains brought on by the Great Depression led to its closure. At the time of its purchase by the Cleveland Public Theatre, the historic building had been condemned by the City of Cleveland.

Photograph courtesy of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organzation


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