Hippodrome Renovation Photos

posted by Patrick Crowley on March 2, 2004 at 10:43 am

BALTIMORE, MD — Ed Dobbins sent in some great shots of the recently reopened Hippodrome Theatre, along with this note:

“I went to a public open house at the Hippodrome last Saturday morning. I got some really nice pictures you can have. You can see in the daylight picture that the new complex takes up the whole block, this place is fantastic! Finally something got done right. Also from what I hear the Town Theater around the corner on Fayette street is being renovated, not sure for what purpose, movies/plays or both. I’ll have to check it out soon.”

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Comments (9)

sdoerr on March 2, 2004 at 11:35 am

Wow Ed the place looks great. thanks for the photographs, it looks great inside there!

RobertR on March 2, 2004 at 3:32 pm


AndyT on March 3, 2004 at 8:05 am

Welcome back Hippodrome!!! Great photos! Although I wasn’t fortunate enough to spend any time in Baltimore during the movie palace glory days, it was as if these photos brough back memories. It’s a great example of what can happen. Don’t forget, we have to keep these issues in front of political and community leaders. Saving these treasures will never happen in a vacuum.

AndyT on March 3, 2004 at 8:06 am

I missed the “t” on brought. Here it is: t

JeanVanMeter on March 4, 2004 at 2:30 pm

Hayles & Howe, Inc. Ornamental Plasterers did all the plasterwork restoration in the Hippodrome. Conrad Schmitt Studios did the decorative painting.

Jean Van Meter

paulaclark on May 12, 2004 at 8:41 am

WONDERFUL! Looks spectacular! Looks like a job well done!

annabelltoo on August 30, 2004 at 5:39 pm

I was honored to have a “hard hat” tour of the theater during its renovation 2 years ago. I used to work for the Waco Hippodrome Theater. Most Wacoans know it as the old Waco Theater. While our theater is not a Thomas Lamb theater, if you peruse our website, you’ll see that two of our architects must have studied under Mr. Lamb because the building front is similar.

Could you put me in contact with the engineer who assisted you in your renovation because our theater is due for a second renovation of its storefront. Any suggestions, comments or ideals for fundraising would be welcome.

And I agree with one of the previous comments: Bravo Maryland! This is beautiful and a unique piece of history restored! Bravo I say!

Jennifer Warren
Hippodrome Historian

Twistr54 on September 30, 2006 at 11:00 pm

Beautiful job!, very awesome theatre, I am jealous that it is not in my city.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 17, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Beautiful Pictures,some of the best I have ever seen on CT.

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