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Jefferson Square

Our posts in May have been dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Jefferson Hotel opening at 1801 Main Street. It seems fitting, on the last day of May, to come full circle and finish with the end of the Jefferson Hotel era. In 1966 the hotel was imploded and replaced with an area appropriately named, Jefferson Square. In addition to office buildings, 1801 Main Street included the Jefferson Square movie theater. Like all the other downtown theaters the movie theater disappeared from Main Street by 1994. In 1995 the building reopened as the Alcatraz and is still remembered as featuring Marilyn Manson's "The Show Nobody Wants You to See" concert on March 11, 1995.