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Call Number/Catalog Number MS 0449
Title Lafayette Square Opera House records, 1894-1905 (MS 449)
Additional identifier 9549
Collection Lafayette Square Opera House records
Object Name Manuscripts
Creator Lafayette Square Opera House (Washington, D.C.)
Description Business correspondence relating to the construction and operation of the building and to a controversy between owners John W. Albaugh and Uriah H. Painter; construction documents including site survey, specifications, contracts, construction photographs, and other records; and production documents consisting of detailed reports of box office receipts, operating accounts, playbills and programs, contracts with performers, scrapbooks of newspaper reviews, and portraits of performers.
Subjects Performing arts -- Washington (D.C.)
Theater architecture -- Washington (D.C.)
Theaters -- Washington (D.C.)
Date 1894-1905
Admin/Biographical History Opened 1895; in addition to opera also offered ballet and theater performances; sold in 1905 when it became the Belasco Theatre.
People Albaugh, John W.
Painter, Uriah Hunt, 1837-1900
Dates of Creation 1894-1905
Early date 1894
Late date 1905
Extent 3.85 cubic ft.
Finding Aids Finding aid in the repository.
Finding Aid ms0449.pdf