An interactive view of Ford's Theatre.
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Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865 at the Ford's Theatre in Washington.
After the assassination and the execution of the conspirators John T. Ford was given permission to reopen his theatre. He announced the play “The Octoroon”, but after a large uproar he was forced to close his theatre and to sell the building to the government. It was in use by the Office of Records and Pensions (run by the War Department) when on June 9th, 1893 the three upper floors collapsed causing the death of 24 men.
The building after the collapse in 1893 (NPS photo).
John T. Ford, theater proprietor .
(This is a repost from 2 years ago)
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