152 Theater

152 W. Division Street,
Chicago, IL 60610

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Architects: Cornelius Ward Rapp, George W. Rapp

Firms: Rapp & Rapp

Previous Names: LaSalle Theater, New LaSalle Theater, One Fifty Two Theater

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152 Theater

The LaSalle Theater, located on the corner of W. Division Street and N. LaSalle Street on the Near North Side, opened in 1914. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer 2 manual 6 ranks organ. By 1930 it was known as the New LaSalle Theatre. In the 1940’s, the theater was known as the 152 Theater, named for its address, 152 W. Division Street. The 152 Theater lasted into the mid-1950’s before closing and has since been torn down.

It is not to be confused with the earlier LaSalle Theater (originally LaSalle Opera House) at 110 W. Madison Street in the Loop, which was razed in the 1950’s and replaced by St. Peter’s-in-the-Loop church.

Contributed by Bryan

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kencmcintyre on November 26, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Still listed in the 1954 yellow pages, but gone by 1960, as Bryan noted above. Phone number in 1954 was WHitehal 4-9471.

Khnemu on April 1, 2022 at 3:38 pm

The photo above is the LaSalle Opera House (later LaSalle Theatre) at 110 W. Madison St in the Loop, not the 152 (former LaSalle) Theater at 152 W. Division St.

Broan on April 6, 2022 at 9:42 am

This was an early Rapp & Rapp project. https://idnc.library.illinois.edu/?a=d&d=CEX19130814.1.11&srpos=13&e=——-en-20–1–img-txIN-%22george+l.+rapp%22———

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