The Grand Experience: A Drama in Five Acts, Containing a Description of Wilmington's Grand Opera House & Masonic Temple, a Victorian Building in the Second Empire Style, and a History of the Many Parts it Has Played in the Delaware Community for More Than a Century
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Scene iSelection of the Site
Scene 3Monthly Progress of the Construction
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Academy of Music April architect attracted auditorium balcony basement Baylis began Bill Frank brick building committee Burlesque cast-iron ceiling chairs Club Comedy Comic Opera complete concert construction continued contract contractors crowd dancing December December 22 Delaware Dixon doors dramatic drawings E. L. Davenport electrical entertainment facade February feet floor Frank Mayo frescoed front gallery girders Grand Opera House held inches included installed iron January Jim Healy John joists King Street large audience lecture lighting manager March Market Street Masonic Hall Masonic Hall Company meeting Minstrels months moving pictures night November October opening orchestra painted panels parquet performing arts Philadelphia Philadelphia Orchestra pipes plans play popular Proctor and Soulier proscenium rented restoration roof SCENE scenery season seats September Sewing Machine shewn Smith space stage summer tenants theatre tion Tony Pastor troupe Uncle Tom's Cabin vaudeville ventilating walls week Wilmington Worrell