I found this theater during a 2019 photo shoot in East St. Louis, Ill. It looked as though businesses had at least attempted to use the lower level in the recent past, and everything at ground level was covered in graffiti. But the upper level had fascinating scrollwork and artistic design. I know little about architecture, but I know that that building has stories to tell.
There are a number of other images from my East St. Louis shoot, which was a fascinating trip detailed a few months ago on the Patreon.
See the rest of the photography portfolio at elizabethdonaldphotography.com.