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Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes file. In October the New York Mirror described the building as "the largest and most splendid ever erected for theatrical purposes in the United States. Add links.
The added luxury of a circus would make the surrounding land even more valuable and increase the of visitors to the district. Lafayette Circus Theatre emerged in Manhattan in as an equestrian circus arena; in — it was rebuilt into a conventional theatre hall with an orchestra pit and advanced rigging.
Download as PDF Printable version. As a great lawyer he became a member of the New York Bar Association. Views Read Edit View history. The shows attracted lower classes, laborers and seamen,  "ready to riot at the slightest provocations";  "in fact, much of recorded rowdyism of the mids" took place at Lafayette Circus.
Namespaces Article Talk. Horse drama and other para-theatrical shows failed at this theatre. His plan was that if the block of buildings could be successfully rented out as offices, stores and residences, he could turn a handsome profit as their value increased.
: Former theatres in Manhattan Organizations established in disestablishments in New York state Circuses. The interior is described as having of spacious, windowed lobbies with an elegant domed interior house that was well ventilated and included a gas chandelier.