New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Broadway at 35th Street
— 34th Street district —
My name is Lee Schubert. Shortly after my brother moved to New York City from Syracuse, in 1900, I followed. We leased the Herald Square Theatre on Broadway at 35th Street – a success from the start. Later our brother J.J. joined us. We went to build and manage many of Broadway’s well-known theatrical venues, including the Sam S. Schubert Theatre which is still in operation on 44th Street.
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Dedicated to amusement for almost four decades, this corner was the site of the city’s first aquarium, numerous theatres, a movie house, and eventually, an office building at 1333 Broadway.
“The playhouse will pass away as the most southerly first-class theatre in New York, barring Wallack’s [Theatre at 884 Broadway]. When it was built it was the farthest north (sic)
- Green Book, December 1914, on the closing of the Herald Square Theatre.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1914.
Location. 40° 45.053′ N, 73° 59.27′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1333 Broadway, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Gordon Bennett Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Macy’s (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Macy’s (within shouting distance of this marker); R.H. Macy & Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Herald Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Broadway Tabernacle Church (about 400 feet away); Here the Motion Picture Began (about 500 feet away); Jackie Robinson (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Herald Square Theatre. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Lee Shubert. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.