found this interesting 1909 photo on
Calumet 412. The Masonic Temple is in the background. In
the foreground on the left is the Iroquois Theater
after it had been renamed the Colonial Theater, with
the slogan "Theatre Beautiful." The photo was taken
at the corner of Randolph and Dearborn St., looking
east on Randolph.
The Colonial was owned by members of the syndicate
again by 1909. One of the plays that ran that year
was The Man Who Owns Broadway.
When the large photo was
taken, George M. Cohan’s “The Yankee Prince” (that
had opened at the Knickerbocker in the spring of
1908) was playing at the Colonial.
There is a man sitting on the pedestal above the
door once occupied by the Seneca bust (see inset).
He appears to be looking at the camera. I think he
must have gotten there by ladder and was the subject
of the photo. Looks as if he wears some sort of
sash. In the Yankee Prince story line is a British
earl. Figure doesn't look like a dummy, but maybe. A