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In New York State, fire completely destroys the Albany Academy of Music.

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01/29/1868

The beautiful Academy of Music building had began life in 1825 as the South Pearl Street Theater and had been converted to a church in 1839.  It had reverted back to a theater under the direction of John Trimble in 1863.  When Trimble retired soon after, his daughter, Miss A.G. Trimble, became one the nation's few female theater directors.  Sadly, a devastating fire in the early hours of this day completely destroyed the building.  No-one was reported harmed but the damage was estimated at $40,000 and Miss Trimble's career as a theater manager ended.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Jane Kathleen Curry, Nineteenth-Century Women Theatre Managers (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994), 122.

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