Blizzard of 1922: Knickerbocker Theater Disaster

While we are still getting snow in the current Blizzard, I thought folks might find this footage from YouTube showing the 1922 Knickerbocker Theater Disaster of interest.

You can read more about the Knickerbocker Theater, and the 28 inches of snow that lead to the disaster, here>>

What may be of interest to Park View residents, the Knickerbocker Theater was design by architect Reginald W. Geare and became one of Harry Crandall’s theaters. Geare also designed Park View’s York Theater for Crandall. In the case of the York the builders were Kennedy Brothers.

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2 Comments on “Blizzard of 1922: Knickerbocker Theater Disaster”


  1. […] Weather Gang, Topper Shutt, DCist, Washington Kaleidoscope (great pictures),  BiblioMarket, Park View DC   Soldiers removing dead and injured from the Knickerbocker Theatre, after its roof collapse, […]


  2. […] Knickerbocker Theater Disaster- A webpage that gives information about the 1922 Knickerbocker snowstorm in DC. It shows historic video footage of the theater collapsing after 28 inches of snow. […]


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