4935 Georgia Avenue NW,
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Architects: John J. Zink
Functions: Senior Center
Styles: Art Deco
Opened by Harry Crandall on May 8, 1926 with Harry Langdon in “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp”. It was designed by architect John J. Zink and contained 26 apartments on five storeys and six retail stores on its Georgia Avenue frontage. It was equipped with a 3 Manual theatre organ. The Colony Theatre was operated for a time in the 1940’s and 1950’s by Warner Brothers. The Colony Theatre was taken over by K-B Theatres in 1953. It was closed in 1973. It became a live theatre for the African American community for a while.
Today the building has been converted into a senior home.
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