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Mount Vernon Theatre, 918 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC



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Item Title


Location
918 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, DC

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS DC-254
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1913 subsequent work
Significance: The Mount Vernon Theatre, a well designed if short-lived example of the 5c theatre or "Nickelodeon," is a rare survivor of that first building type, once common across the nation, specifically designed for showing moving pictures. The "Nickelodeon" trademark, an elaborate arched facade studded with bare unshielded light bulbs, was well displayed here.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Commercial Facilities
Motion Picture Theaters


Related Names
Alfred Bult Mullett & Company
Brouner & Sloan
Mullett, Thomas Augustine
Mullett, Frederick William
Brouner, Benjamin J.
Sloan, Nathaniel


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald S. Comedy, Photographer, November 30, 1969 VIEW FROM NORTHEAST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald S. Comedy, Photographer, November 30, 1969 EAST (FRONT) ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald S. Comedy, Photographer, November 30, 1969 DETAIL OF ARCH
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald S. Comedy, Photographer, November 30, 1969 DETAIL OF METAL-SHEATHED FRONT
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Ronald S. Comedy, Photographer, November 30, 1969 VIEW FROM NORTHWEST


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