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Blaze Destroys Old Ballroom: Midtown Building, Opened in 1913, Was in Renovation
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TitleBlaze Destroys Old Ballroom: Midtown Building, Opened in 1913, Was in Renovation
AbstractPhotos and article about the fire destroying the Monaco Ballroom, a former movie theater being restored at 31st and Cherry Streets. Built in 1913 as the Gillham Theater ("a movie palace") "by Cleveland Indians pitcher Robert "Dusty" Rhoads, a teammate of pitching great Cy Young" and renovated into Art Deco architectural style as a restaurant, a ballroom, and a club, with subsequent owners Tony DiPardo (longtime bandleader of the Kansas City Chiefs) "and, most recently, the owner of nearby lounges the Velvet Dog and Empire Room."
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationMicrofiche: Newspaper Clippings--Theaters
PageB1: 2, B2: 2
Local SubjectMotion Picture Theaters
Gillham Theater
DiPardo, Tony
Dance Halls
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID122330
CONTENTdm number27028
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