Chickering Hall, Boston (1901)

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Chickering Hall, Huntington Ave., Boston, 1900s

Chickering Hall (1901-1912) was an auditorium in Boston, Massachusetts, located on Huntington Avenue in the Back Bay.[1] It stood adjacent to Horticultural Hall. Tenants included the Emerson College of Oratory[2] and D.M. Shooshan's "Ladies' and Gents' Cafe."[3] In 1912 it became the St. James Theatre, and later the Uptown Theatre. The building existed until 1963, when it was demolished.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chickering Hall, no.239 Huntington Ave. Wilson's annual reference book of Greater Boston ..., [Boston?], 1904 
  2. ^ Advertisement in Atlantic Monthly, June 1910
  3. ^ Wilson's annual reference book of Greater Boston ..., [Boston?], 1904 
  4. ^ Bostonian Society. Photograph of Uptown Theater, 239 Huntington Street. View of the Prudential Center Tower, ca. 1962-1963. "Demolition (replaced by Christian Science Center). Originally the Chickering Hall (built 1900-1901), later Saint James Theater."
  5. ^ "Chickering Hall opening," Boston Globe, January 27, 1901; "Brilliant audience: auspicious opening of new Chickering Hall," Boston Globe, Feb. 9, 1901
  6. ^ The commemoration of the founding of the house of Chickering & Sons upon the eightieth anniversary of the event, 1823-1903. Boston: Chickering & Sons, 1904
  7. ^ Boston Globe, Feb. 16, 1902
  8. ^ Boston Globe, Feb. 16, 1902
  9. ^ Boston Globe, March 15, 1903
  10. ^ Boston Globe, Feb. 6, 1904
  11. ^ Boston Globe, Nov. 26, 1904
  12. ^ Boston Evening Transcript, April 14, 1910

External links[edit]

  • Historic New England owns materials related to Chickering Hall
  • Boston Public Library. Photo of Chickering Hall, Huntington Ave., 1911
  • Bostonian Society.
    • Photograph of street-level view south of Symphony Hall, located at 240 Huntington Avenue, and Horticultural and Chickering Halls, located at 239 Huntington Avenue. Trolley bus tracks run in front of buildings.
  • CinemaTreasures.org. Uptown Theatre, 239 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 (successor to the St. James)

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Coordinates: 42°20′37.27″N 71°5′4.37″W / 42.3436861°N 71.0845472°W / 42.3436861; -71.0845472