Friday, June 19, 2009

An Improbable Cradle of Rock Music

Left, Office for Metropolitan History; John Marshall Mantel for The New York Times

The Pythian Temple, now shrouded for renovations, in 1928 and 2003. More Photos >

Published: June 18, 2009

NOW it is cloaked in white netting, its movie-set facade as secret as the fraternal society that built it in 1927. But later this summer the ghostly renovation wrapping will come off the spectacular Pythian Temple, at 135 West 70th Street, one of the greatest productions by the theater architect Thomas Lamb.


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