The first theatre to be built with the new
building ordinance for fire safety. It has two doors near the stage for fire escape and a
five-foot-wide exterior passage on both sides and the rear for the protection of other
buildings in case of fire. However, two years after construction, the northern passage was
occupied by a food stand, and the southern passage contained a shoe shining establishment.
The building is currently the location for
the Ghirardelli ice dream parlour, amongst others.
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