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"Old" Metropolitan Opera House


New York, NY
United States

Exterior of Old Metropolitan Opera House, 1905. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


Save the Helen Hayes

Gratz R.  1979.  Save the Helen Hayes. New York Magazine.

Broadway Theatre Zoning District


West 41st Street to West 57th Street, between 6th and 8th Avenues
New York City, NY
United States

General Description and Significance Type

The Broadway Theater District originated in the early 1900s as theaters began to move from Union Square and Madison Square Garden further uptown to the Times Square area because of its cheaper real estate. Two of the earliest Broadway theaters, New Amsterdam and Lyceum, were built in 1903. The Lyceum Theater was designed in a Beaux Arts style by Herts and Tallant1.

  • 1. Staff. "Lyceum Theatre New York City Landmarks Designation Report." November 26, 1974.