New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Otto Maurerís Magical Bazaar
ó 321 Bowery ó
Among those who may have learned it from Maurer was Harry Houdini, who worked across the street at the Globe Dime Museum (298 Bowery) and was briefly billed as the “King of Cards”.
With world-famous magicians performing on the Bowery, Otto Maurerís shop was a popular attraction for over 20 years. In addition to Houdini, who played both the Globe and Minerís Bowery Theatre (165-167 Broadway), John Henry Anderson, the “Great Wizard of the North,” played the Bowery Theatre (46-48 Bowery), and Hermann the Great played the Windsor Theatre (45-47 Bowery) and Peopleís Theatre (199 Bowery).
Erected 2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 40° 43.527′ N, 73° 59.514′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Bowery near East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Bowery, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worldís Smallest Opera House (a few steps from this marker); Alexanderís Musee (a few steps from this marker); CBGB (within shouting distance of this marker); Tin Palace Jazz Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Secret Cemetery Secret Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Bouwerie Lane Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Casting At The Cast Iron Bank: (within shouting distance of this marker); Hats, Hardware & Horses (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. One of more than sixty entries in the “Windows on the Bowery” series.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 23, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.