Death Came Like a Thief in the Night: The Knickerbocker Theater Collapse

By Jerry L. Wallace Today, January 28th, marks the 100th anniversary of one of the nation’s most deadly structural engineering failures, the roof collapse of the Knickerbocker Theater in Washington, DC. The theater, part of Harry Crandall’s chain, was located at 18th and Columbia Road. It not only showed movies

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