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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1839/02/01 Asher Benjamin Architect Charles Playhouse is originally built as the Fifth Universalist Church
1920/00/00 Charles Playhouse building is sold and becomes a speakeasy known as The Lido Venice, 1920-1933
1933/12/05 Prohibition is repealed, The Lido Venice speakeasy becomes The Lido, a legitimate club. American Prohibition
1937/00/00 Blanche Calloway Bandleader Lido becomes a jazz club known as Southland, Blanche Calloway leads the 14 piece orchestra
1980/01/29 Shear Madness begins at the Charles Playhouse in Boston Shear Madness (play)
2020/01/29 The Boston cast of "Shear Madness" celebrates its 40th anniversary, the show's 12,580th performance. Shear Madness (play)
2020/03/15 "Shear Madness" closes at the Charles Playhouse. Shear Madness (play)

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Particulars for Charles Playhouse:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Criteria Historic Event
Music Jazz
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Historic use Speakeasy



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 80000676
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Benjamin,Asher
Architectural Style: Greek revival
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture, Religion, Performing arts
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Religious property
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1838, 1839
Historic Function: Religion
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Theater

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