Gem Theater, Peaks Island, ca. 1900

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Gem Theater, Peaks Island, ca. 1900

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The Gem Theater on Peaks Island was opened in 1884 as a roller-skating rink and became a theater in 1898.

The huge building was one of the first in a long line of Maine summer stock playhouses. It remained in operation until the mid 1920s and was destroyed by a fire in 1934.

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  • Title: Gem Theater, Peaks Island, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Peaks Island, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 17 cm x 23 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs -- Portland -- Theaters; Photographs--OS--Box 12
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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