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Amytis Theatre

4300 Saint Ferdinand Ave
Saint Louis MO

Demolished
Record #18895  
 Opened:
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Capacity:
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National Register:
Current Organ: none
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Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

As is the case with most of the St. Louis theaters catering to African-Americans in the first half of the last century, the history of the Amytis is difficult to trace since these theaters generally did not advertise in the daily newspapers. City directories do, however, show a listing for the Amytis at this address from 1937 to 1958. This theater does bear at least a tangential relationship to a major figure in Black history, however: It was located in the Poro College/Hotel complex founded by Annie Malone, America's first Black female millionaire.



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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 3/16/2010.

 
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