Shea's Garden Theatre


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168 Pearl Street, Buffalo, NY 14202
Now part of a larger 95 Franklin Street parcel
SBL: 111.61-1-4
Ellicott Council District
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Next to: Underhill Building, D.S. Morgan Building, Iroquois Gas Building
Across from: Erie County Savings Bank


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Physical Description

Current Condition

Demolished. Parcel was used as a surface parking lot for decades before a city block was cleared and combined for the Rath Building.


  • 1898 - Michael Shea opened the first vaudeville theater in Buffalo, Shea’s Garden Theatre. BuffaloAH

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • To improve the reputation of vaudeville theater, Shea banned smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages in his theater. BuffaloAH


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Added 2014-10-07 • Last changed 2016-10-27