Mohawk Theatre

539 W. North Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60610

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The Mohawk Theatre opened in 1912 and closed in 1929. It stood at North Avenue at Mohawk Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The theater has been demolished, and since the early 2000s, a mixed retail/residential building has stood on the site.

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Broan on September 19, 2007 at 12:09 pm

I think there may have been more than one iteration of the Mohawk. I have a 1916 ad giving the address as 649 W North. I have also seen the address given as 531 W North (This would put it directly in the middle of Mohawk street, so unless the street was extended and the theater moved, this must be incorrect) or 1617 N Larrabee (this would have been wiped out for the most part by the now-removed extension of Ogden Avenue), or simply North & Larrabee (one would think the theater would be at North & Mohawk). All four are slightly different locations within the same block. I’m not sure what to make of it. Also a 1924 Real Estate article states that the Mohawk was around 600 Seats and located at 541-45 W North (next door to the address given here), and was being taken as a furniture store. Also nearby were the Janet at 617 W North, a 1911 299-seat Nickelodeon, and the 448-seat Orchard at 659-661 W North. My best guess would be that the Mohawk started at 539 W North and then moved next door as a larger theater.

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