|The Woodward Theater in 1913 - Source|
As you may know, William Woodward donated land for both the original Woodward College/High School and a free public school on Franklin Street (now Woodward), which became Peaslee School.
|1838 Joseph Gest Map - Source|
The "T" indicates Public School
|1841 Doolittle and Munson Map - Source|
The "R" indicates Public School
|1869 Titus Map - Source|
|1891 Sanborn Insurance Map - Source|
Cincinnati Enquirer; Oct 4, 1912; pg. 11
Cincinnati Enquirer; Oct 22, 1913; pg. 7
Cincinnati Enquirer; Apr 8, 1917; pg. 10
|1904-1930 Sanborn Insurance Map - Source|
|Cincinnati Post, January, 1937|
|1950 Sanborn Insurance Map - Source|
In 1990, the building was purchased by Greg Starnes, who already had an antique shop further south on Main Street. The theater was used as storage until 1995, when he opened it as a second location for his antiques.
Greg closed his shop on Main Street and February, 2013 brought new owners, ones very familiar with Over-the-Rhine and Main Street, the same owners as MOTR Pub. Tonight, to celebrate the birthday of the Woodward Theater, the lights on the façade will once again shine as the theater is transformed into an entertainment venue.
|Same "W" as the old Woodward/SCPA School|