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  • 2009-13 Centre Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA 15129
  • Category: Landmarks
  • Sub-Category: African American History Guide
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New Granada Theatre

Brief History

Designed by African-American architect Louis Bellinger in 1927 to house the Knights of Pythias, an African-American fraternal organization, the New Granada housed a movie theater on the first floor and a stage on the second, where integrated audiences saw Billy Eckstine, Cab Calloway, and other eminent musicians. It was first owned by Mildred Pierce, then by Harry Hendel in the 1950s.

Condition/Architectural Notes

Art Deco former movie house (1927). City Historic Landmark.