Pontiac Theatre

324 Isabella Street,
Ogdensburg, NY 13668

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm

The October 23, 1915, issue of The American Contractor announced that the Star Theatre in Ogdensburg would undergo a $5,000 remodeling job. Plans for the project had been prepared by local architect George Edward Wilson. Mr. F. W. Gilroy was the owner of the theater.

Wilson, who lived in Ottawa, Canada, from 1901 to 1908, did sufficient work in Canada to rate a brief entry in the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada 1800 – 1950.

TexasBob on February 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Patsy:Here’s a couple sites that might interest you, enjoy.

http://www.ogdensburgpubliclibrary.org/ http://ogdensburg.info/

Patsy on February 18, 2013 at 6:16 pm

TexasBob: Interesting commentary that ends with “those landmarks are gone with the wind”.

TexasBob on February 17, 2013 at 10:42 pm

When I grew up in Ogdensburg we had just the two theatres the Strand and the Pontiac. The Pontiac was located in the area that was called “The Cresent.” That area of town had a pool hall and bowling alley, Rubs Bar, The Ogdensburg Journal and an eating joint across the road sittting on stilts over the Oswegatchie river. Today all those landmarks are gone with the wind.

mikey7290 on July 15, 2008 at 8:18 pm

The Pontiac Theater was originally called the “Star” Theatre and opened in 1909. It was taken over by the Martina chain and renovated in the early 1950’s, but closed a short time later. It was completely gutted and turned into a bowling alley in the late 1950’s. It was demolished in June 1973 as part of the city’s Urban Renewal program. The site was made into a parking lot for the Ogdensburg Mall located next door. I have pictures of the theater available from various sources if you are interested. Thanks.

kencmcintyre on December 20, 2007 at 2:55 pm

I remember reading about Lash LaRue in one of those “Whatever Became Of?” books back in the eighties. It looks like he passed away in 1996. Happy trials, Lash.