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Dempsey's Folly Theatre in Peoria, Illinois.
Dempsey's Folly Theatre in Peoria, Illinois.
TitleDempsey's Folly Theatre in Peoria, Illinois.
SubjectTheaters
Automobiles
Lampposts
Traffic signs & signals
Taverns (Inns)
Bars
Hotels
Clothing stores
Signs (Notices)
DescriptionThe three buildings appear to be a tavern, a clothing store, and a hotel. The hotel is believed to be Smith Hotel of 536-540 Adams St. The location of "Folly's Theater" is uncertain but could be connected to the tavern, the hotel, or both. The 1918 Peoria City Directory has the Folly Theater listed at 537 S Adams and the Smith Hotel as 536-540 S Adams. Folly's Theater was known as a burlesque theater. The image can be found in Ray Brian's Pictorial History of Peoria Amusements, Book One.
CreatorRay Brian
PublisherBradley University Library
DateCa. 1918
TypeImage
Format35 mm slide
SourceImage PHS-P20 in the Peoria Historical Society Image Collection, Bradley University Library, Special Collections Center
RightsThis resource is provided for educational purposes only. Copyright to these images is held by the Peoria Historical Society or other persons/entities; images may not be downloaded, reproduced, or distributed in any format without written permission. Any attempt to download, copy in any manner, and/or circumvent the access controls placed on these files is a violation of United States and international copyright laws and is subject to criminal prosecution. For more information, contact the Special Collections Center of the Bradley University Library (309) 677-2822 frey@bradley.edu.
CollectionPeoria Historical Society Image Collection (Bradley University)
IdentifierPHS-P0020
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