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Mount Vernon Theatre, 918 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Mount Vernon Theatre, 918 Ninth Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

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Summary

Significance: The Mount Vernon Theatre, a well designed if short-lived example of the 5c theatre or "Nickelodeon," is a rare survivor of that first building type, once common across the nation, specifically designed for showing moving pictures. The "Nickelodeon" trademark, an elaborate arched facade studded with bare unshielded light bulbs, was well displayed here.
Survey number: HABS DC-254
Building/structure dates: 1910 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1913 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Alfred Bult Mullett & Company
Brouner & Sloan
Mullett, Thomas Augustine
Mullett, Frederick William
Brouner, Benjamin J
Sloan, Nathaniel
Walters, H E
Meyers, B Frank
Burgess & Parsons
Burgess, Herman E
Parsons, James H
Goodacre, George L
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Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States38.90152, -77.02400
Google Map of 38.9015183, -77.0240049
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