Empire Theater

The Empire Theater lasted from 1893 to April of 1915 when a very large fire destroyed it. A summer theater was across the street from the Empire.

It did theater and then burlesque but by the end was a nickelodeon. In the photo the Empire is the ornate building in the middle and the Grand is three buildings to the right.

Photo is courtesy of the Holyoke History Room at the Holyoke Public Library.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1895 map

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *