Thanks for this link from NYC THS member Biff Buttler to an interesting blog with this story on an interesting early house there.
a.k.a. The Book of Lamentations:
a bitterly nostalgic look at a city in the process of going extinct
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Following up the posts “Before the Vill 7” and “Lost Renwick Found,” reader Mark Kane sent in this 1992 shot of the ruined and revealed Union Square Theater. He writes, “When they were demolishing a row of dry goods stores on Union Square between Fourth & Broadway, I noticed that one of the buildings had a huge, ancient ventilation system on its roof and a odd fire-escape out back. Sure enough, when the building was peeled away, the last remnants of the Union Square Theatre were revealed, its finishes all brown with smoke, but still intact. There was a lovely painting in the round center medallion but scavengers beat me to it. This was in December of 1992. . . . . . . .
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