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Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New Yorkfrom the Library of Congress
Back to the exterior (date: 1966) just before we say goodbye. (One more picture coming.)
From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY
The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New York
from the Library of Congress

Back to the exterior (date: 1966) just before we say goodbye. (One more picture coming.)

From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

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Organ, Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New Yorkfrom the Library of Congress
Organ console at the front of the auditorium. The Fox Theatre here in Atlanta has one of these; it comes up and down on a hydraulic lift and is nicknamed “Mighty Mo.” While the Fox here is no longer used primarily as a theater, there are film series and special film runs and before each there’s always a live organ performance, complete with singalong slides.
From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY
The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

Organ, Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New York
from the Library of Congress

Organ console at the front of the auditorium. The Fox Theatre here in Atlanta has one of these; it comes up and down on a hydraulic lift and is nicknamed “Mighty Mo.” While the Fox here is no longer used primarily as a theater, there are film series and special film runs and before each there’s always a live organ performance, complete with singalong slides.

From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

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Interior, Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New Yorkfrom the Library of Congress
Balcony railing in what the HABS describes as the “Vomitorium.” At first I thought this was a seriously weird term for any part of a theater, but remembering my Latin, I think it might refer to an area where crowds are coming and going. (Think: Doorways vomiting up crowds.)
From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY
The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

Interior, Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New York
from the Library of Congress

Balcony railing in what the HABS describes as the “Vomitorium.” At first I thought this was a seriously weird term for any part of a theater, but remembering my Latin, I think it might refer to an area where crowds are coming and going. (Think: Doorways vomiting up crowds.)

From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

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Interior, Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New Yorkfrom the Library of Congress
Lower balcony level passage. As with many such theaters, the theme was “fanciful” and several styles blended together.
From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY
The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

Interior, Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New York
from the Library of Congress

Lower balcony level passage. As with many such theaters, the theme was “fanciful” and several styles blended together.

From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

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Fox Theatre (Demolished), Brooklyn, New York
from the Library of Congress

One of the grandest theaters ever, the Fox Theatre was a mix of Deco, Baroque, Indian and various other “exotic” elements. Here, two views of the grand lobby.

From the LoC:

Fox Theatre, 20 Flatbush Avenue & 1 Nevins Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

The Fox Theatre in Brooklyn represented the moving picture theatre in its prodigious phase. With a 4,305 seating capacity, the theatre was one of the largest ever built. Stylistically, it exemplified creative eclecticism, combining East, Indian, Baroque, and Art Deco elements into an imaginative and novel blend. A principal showplace of metropolitan New York City, it was initially a major link in the chain of theatres forged by motion picture mogul William Fox.

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Broadway Subway Station, Camden, New Jersey
from the Library of Congress

Three last photos, these from the platform.

From the LoC:

Broadway Subway Station, 30-32 & 33-37 South Broadway, Camden, Camden County, NJ

Significance: The subway station building are significant for their historic role in a regional transportation network which extended to Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore. The buildings are also the only extant above-ground, pre-1940 subway stations in New Jersey. Interior walls of both stations are covered with multi-colored Art Deco ceramic tiles.

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Broadway Subway Station, Camden, New Jerseyfrom the Library of Congress
Stairs to the platform.
From the LoC:

Broadway Subway Station, 30-32 & 33-37 South Broadway, Camden, Camden County, NJ
Significance: The subway station building are significant for their historic role in a regional transportation network which extended to Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore. The buildings are also the only extant above-ground, pre-1940 subway stations in New Jersey. Interior walls of both stations are covered with multi-colored Art Deco ceramic tiles.

Broadway Subway Station, Camden, New Jersey
from the Library of Congress

Stairs to the platform.

From the LoC:

Broadway Subway Station, 30-32 & 33-37 South Broadway, Camden, Camden County, NJ

Significance: The subway station building are significant for their historic role in a regional transportation network which extended to Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore. The buildings are also the only extant above-ground, pre-1940 subway stations in New Jersey. Interior walls of both stations are covered with multi-colored Art Deco ceramic tiles.

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Broadway Subway Station, Camden, New Jersey
from the Library of Congress

More terra cotta tiles from the street level portion.

From the LoC:

Broadway Subway Station, 30-32 & 33-37 South Broadway, Camden, Camden County, NJ

Significance: The subway station building are significant for their historic role in a regional transportation network which extended to Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore. The buildings are also the only extant above-ground, pre-1940 subway stations in New Jersey. Interior walls of both stations are covered with multi-colored Art Deco ceramic tiles.

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