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Hippodrome Theater

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1913. 1945, remodeling, attributed to John J. Zink. 528 N. 2nd St.

A fire gutted the original Hippodrome to the walls, and the present Moderne structure with cylindrical towers and vertical grille is the result of the rebuilding. In the early twentieth century, 2nd Street was a major African American entertainment district with a number of clubs and several theaters.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Hippodrome Theater", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 233-233.

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