Advance Theater

3948 N. Damen Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60613

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 31, 2017 at 9:22 pm

Damen Avenue was called Robey Street until 1927, so this item from the September 21, 1912, issue of Construction News must be about the Advance Theatre:

“Stores Offices & Theater— $30.000. Robey, Lincoln Av. and Irving Park Blvd. Archt. H.I. Dalsey 1123 Throop St. Owners Kusel & Harris, 30 N. La Salle St., taking bids to close at once. Brk., and re. conc., 2 stys.”
Architect Harry Dalsey was quite active during this period. If bids on the project were being taken in September, it’s possible that the project was completed before the end of 1912, but even if not the theater was surely open by early 1913.