Old Metropolitan Opera House
858 N Broad St
The Philadelphia Opera House was built by Oscar Hammerstein I as a home for his Philadelphia Opera Company. The building was sold to and used by the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1910 through 1920. It subsequently served multiple entertainment purposes through 1988. Following a period of dereliction, the building was bought in 1995 by a church and stabilized, although it subsequently remained largely unused except for a handful of special site-specific events.
Don't confuse activity with progress. (Don Little)