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Boxing Arena in Rocky V Film in Danger of Demolition; Deemed Best Boxing Venue in the World

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Boxing Arena in Rocky V Film in Danger of Demolition; Deemed Best Boxing Venue in the World

This legendary boxing arena is set to be demolished to build a hotel and parking garage. Preservationists are trying to save it. See, for ex., Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/30/14, at pp. B1, B8.

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Location: Legendary Blue Horizon , 1314 North Broad St. , 1314-1316 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121, United States
Listing Category: Buildings, Movies, Films, Cinema, Preservation / Protection Needed, Sports, Stadiums, Theaters
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : This property has been added to the Philadelphia Preservation Alliances Places to Save list, according to todays Philadelphia Business Journal online.
Date : 2014-10-23

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : The following information is from todays Philadelphia Inquirer at pgs. B1, B4. It appears that only the exterior and not the interior of this building will be saved. The Blue Horizon, deemed in 1999 by Ring magazine to be the best boxing venue in the world, began as a group of Second Empire mansions in the mid-19th century. In 1912, the Loyal Order of Moose purchased the cluster of mansard-roofed townhouses, carved out an auditorium and ballroom within, and built a lodge numbering up to 40,000 members by the onset of the Depression. The buildings were sold in 1961 and became the Blue Horizon. They were sold again in 1994. The 1200-seat Blue Horizon hosted fights until June 2010. Developers want to turn it into a hotel.
Date : 2015-02-28