346 North Neil Street
Architects: Cornelius W. Rapp and George Leslie Rapp
Opened on the site of an earlier Orpheum Theatre built in 1904 as a vaudeville house. Interior is a 1/3 scale of the opera hall at Versailles. Received a dramatic remodeling in 1967 and closed in 1986. Reopened in 1994 as a children's museum.
I would say there is a certain bias toward Manhattan when you make a book about New York...Whether you are conscious of it or not, you are contributing to this record of a place as it exists in people's imaginations. And New York as it exists in people's imaginations is mostly Manhattan. (Eric Himmel)