Lost Washington

gayety-theater1Captured in November, 1969, The Gayety Theatre was located on the east side of the 400 block of 9th Street, NW. It was formerly the Central theater. One thing I really like about this image is that it gives some indication of what the neighborhood was like in 1969. I think its interesting that a Burlesque house would thrive less than two blocks north of the National Archives. (Image courtesy Historical Society of Washington, Emil A. Press Slide Collection, Gayety (former Central) Theatre on the east side of the 400 block of 9th Street NW., #PR 1744A)

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