Beaux-Arts Blackstone Theatre Going Strong After 105 Years
Nov05

Beaux-Arts Blackstone Theatre Going Strong After 105 Years

The venerable DePaul University Merle Reskin Theatre at 60 East Balbo Drive was built in 1910 at a cost of $500,000. That’s about what a two-bedroom condo will run you in the same neighborhood these days. But, adjusted for inflation, that’s only about $12.25 million in 2015 dollars. The Reskin Theatre — which was known as the Blackstone Theatre during most of its life — is a six-story, Beaux-Arts style classic theatre. It was one of...

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