Friday, May 9, 2014

Loew's Park: A Shocking Crime

A shocking incident happened at Loew's Park Theatre, 10209 Euclid Avenue in the late afternoon of Saturday, March 28, 1925. Organist Lillian Tyler was shot to death in a murder-suicide by her estranged boyfriend Homer Walters in the front row of the theatre. I think the most shocking thing is this happened in a theatre filled with people and no one noticed for 10 minutes. Lillian Tyler was a rarity in Cleveland, not many girl organists in the city.

From the Plain Dealer, March 29, 1925.
From the Plain Dealer, March 30, 1925.
Crowd lining Euclid Avenue in front of Loew's Park, August 1931, photographer unknown.

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