Vacation Spots Our Grandparents Could Visit That No Longer Exist

New York Hippodrome

New York Hippodrome
=Geo. P. Hall & Son/The New York Historical Society/Getty Images
=Geo. P. Hall & Son/The New York Historical Society/Getty Images

The Hippodrome Theater was a pretty hopping spot in New York City during its heyday. Deemed the world’s largest theater, it could seat over 5,000 people and hosted films, circuses, and magicians like Harry Houdini. It was situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s Theater District.

The height of the facility’s popularity came in the 20s, and afterward, the place sharply declined until finally closing in 1939. It’s now an office building.