Liberty Theatre

1020 Farmer Street,
Detroit, MI 48226

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Architects: Charles Howard Crane

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The Liberty Theatre was a nickelodeon-turned-silent movie house in the Farmer Street theater row that opened around 1913, and lasted until 1926, closing around the time sound films were being introduced. It sat next-door to the Theatre Royale, or Royale, also on Farmer Street.

The entire block of buildings has long since been torn down.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 12, 2012 at 4:06 am

The Liberty Theatre was built within the shell of a former church, and was designed by architect C. Howard Crane. Photos of it were featured in an article on Crane’s theater designs in the September, 1914, issue of The American Architect, but I’ve been unable to find a digital version of that magazine online. Fortunately, some of the illustrations can be seen in The Theater Designs of C. Howard Crane, the Masters thesis of Lisa Maria DiChiera, available at The Internet Archive:

An exterior photo, along with a drawing of the church.

A floor plan of the theater as redesigned by Crane.

A photo fo the auditorium.

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