Royal Theater Mural, South Street
One of the most colorful and interesting streets in Philadelphia, South Street is best known for its eclectic shops, boutiques, restaurants and pubs, but it also claims some impressive historic stories. The Royal Theater at 15th and South Streets dates back to 1919 and stood as a welcoming home for African-American entertainers, both on stage and on the screen. Today, the mural adorning the now-vacant concert hall and movie house features Fats Waller and other performers who played the Royal in its heyday.
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