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COURTESY OF FRANK SHAW
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

When Seattle's Orpheum Theatre fell: 1967

THEN: At Fifth Avenue and Westlake, Seattle's Orpheum Theatre opened in 1927 and served up vaudeville, concerts and movies for 40 years. Had the theater made it for a half-century, the local forces of preservation would have never allowed its destruction. And the difficulties encountered wrecking it suggested that this Orpheum could have stood 400 years.