Majestic Theater Building

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There are many Chicago buildings or locations I post about that are no longer in existence. But the Majestic Theater Building still stands in Chicago, albeit under a different name.

The theater was opened in 1906 and became the tallest building in Chicago at 20 stories high. It closed during the depression in 1932, was purchased and reopened as the Sam Shubert Theater in the 1940s, and is presently known as The PrivateBank Theatre. It was a big spot for vaudeville (I think you can see the word “vaudeville” on the sign towards the front of the card by the sidewalk), and the Marx Brothers have performed there before (my favorites)!

The card was mailed in 1911 with the message “One of our many theaters.” It is part of the I Will series published by Acme.

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