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The Lyric Theatre--A Look Back at the Beginnings

Architect and Engineer Louis Philippe Smithey and the Others Who Built the Lyric

Commonwealth Theatre Corporation, owners: from left, R. Floyd Plank, president; Vane E. Kelsey, vice president; R. C. Whitsett, secretary and treasurer

From left, Henry B. Boynton, Louis Philippe Smithey, and Ernest R. Gilbert

From left: Morris C.Miller, contractor, and W. O. Wainwright, superintendent

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Last updated: December 6, 1996