North Shore Theater

6610 N. Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL 60626

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Architects: Cornelius Ward Rapp, George W. Leslie Rapp

Firms: Rapp & Rapp

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April 23, 1937 photo credit IDOT, CARLI Digital Collections, UIC.

This early Rapp & Rapp theater was announced in the September 25, 1912 Chicago Tribune. It was described as two stories high and of fireproof construction. By 1927, it had turned over to retail. In 1966, an apartment building rose on the site, which remains today.

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PaulWolter on April 14, 2007 at 8:51 pm

The Chicago Historical Society has a database of Chicago Building Permits which lists a permit being issued November 9, 1912 to owner, North Shore Amusement Co. and architects C.W. & G.L. Rapp.

LMS on December 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Finally found an image of this theater. Look in the upper left of the photo, a dark buiding next to a 1-story white building. There’s a central arch with tile roofs to either side. 446 seats according to the 1914 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map.,573

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