A bunch of old photos

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    Fox's New American Theatre, Chestnut Street at 10th

    I ran into this photo of the Fox theatre around 10th and Chestnut and listed as an image Circa 1885



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    https://www.phillyhistory.org/PhotoArchive/Detail.aspx?assetId=97891



    This connected to the Old Illustrations page, Entry #447 showing some newspaper illustrations of a major fire at the Fox in 1877.


    A bunch of old illustrations Entry #447


    Since the Geo History maps show a theater there up until 1910, I can only presume that the Fox was rebuilt after the fire in 1877. Whether it was rebuilt exactly as before I cannot say. But the photo above seems to conform to the newspaper drawings.


    The Circa 1885 may be mislabeled. Maybe a Fox Theatre picture before or after 1877 fire?


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