Struthers Library Theatre

Warren, PA

Opened: 1883, renovations in 1919 and 1984

www.strutherslibrarytheatre.com

Struther's Library Theatre is a very large auditorium in a very small town on the Allegheny River that was built by a very rich man when this community was a very different place. The building also includes an inactive library (hence the name) and rehearsal facilities. I was there in the Summer of 1998 doing a production of The King and I when there was a resident Summer Stock company that used the facility. Unfortunately, I didn't get any exterior shots of the building, but these photos are from the theatre's 1996 annual report.

Struthers Library Theatre - Struther's Library Theatre
1937
Struther's Library Theatre
Struthers Library Theatre - Struther's Library Theatre
1996
Struther's Library Theatre
Struthers Library Theatre - Struther's Library Theatre
1996
Struther's Library Theatre
Struthers Library Theatre - Rehearsal Room
1998
Rehearsal Room

You can draw any kind of pictures you like on a clean slate and indulge your every whim in the wilderness in laying out a New Delhi, Canberra and Brasilia, but when you operate in an overbuilt metropolis you have to hack your way with a meat ax. (Robert Moses)