Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland, 1967, Demolished 2014
(John M. Johansen)
It’s been a terrible month for the legacy of John Johansen. Just a few weeks after the Mummers Theater was demolished in Oklahoma City, his Mechanic Theater in Baltimore will meet the same fate beginning today. It will be removed to make way for two apartment towers, a development years in the making but depressing nonetheless.