Academy of Music, Oswego

Academy of Music, Oswego

The Academy of Music. The auditorium where Ingersoll and many others performed occupies the upper floor. Decaying posters for various entertainments presumably presented at the Academy cling to the riverside wall, below. Part of the Market House (now Old City Hall) is visible at right. Photo courtesy Mark Slosek.

Academy of Music, Side Elevation

Academy of Music, Side Elevation

A side view of the Academy of Music building featuring signage for some of the other businesses in the structure. Photo courtesy Mark Slosek.

Demolition of Academy Building

Demolition of Academy Building

Demolition of the Academy of Music building, probably in 1893. Visible above the wagons at left is a decorated wall of the auditorium with a partial-relief statue nestled in an ornamental niche. Visible in foreground are the Water Street railroad tracks that would doom the Richardson Theatre, the Academy's successor. In 1904, the still-active Richardson would be bought and demolished so the tracks could be rerouted out of the public thoroughfare. Photo courtesy Mark Slosek.

Academy of Music Site Today

Academy of Music Site Today

Looking north from Old City Hall, this municipal parking lot bears no signs that it was successively occupied by an opera house, its successor theater, or busy railroad tracks. Photo by Haley Karr.

Academy Site Today: Another View

Academy Site Today: Another View

Alternate view of the Academy site as viewed from the direction of Old City Hall. Photo by Mark Slosek.

Academy of Music Site: Panoramic Image

Academy of Music Site: Panoramic Image

This panoramic photo was taken from the Oswego River boardwalk. At center is the parking lot that now occupies the Academy of Music site; at left is Old City Hall, the former Market House, which has met a happier fate than the Academy building did. Photo by Haley Karr.

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