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WASHINGTON COLISEUM (The Beatles 50th Anniversary Concert Celebration Week)
WASHINGTON COLISEUM (The Beatles 50th Anniversary Concert Celebration Week)
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Recreating History at the Washington Coliseum
Recreating History at the Washington Coliseum
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Washington Coliseum by Scott Rensberger
Washington Coliseum by Scott Rensberger
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The Beatles Medley washington coliseum show, 1964! HD1080P
The Beatles Medley washington coliseum show, 1964! HD1080P
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From Me To You - The Beatles - Live Washington Coliseum (1964)
From Me To You - The Beatles - Live Washington Coliseum (1964)
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The Beatles - All My Loving - Washington Coliseum 1964
The Beatles - All My Loving - Washington Coliseum 1964
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Roll Over Beethoven - The Beatles - Live Washington Coliseum (1964)
Roll Over Beethoven - The Beatles - Live Washington Coliseum (1964)
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The Beatles. Live At The Washington Coliseum, 1964.
The Beatles. Live At The Washington Coliseum, 1964.
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The Beatles @ the Washington Coliseum - I want to hold your hand
The Beatles @ the Washington Coliseum - I want to hold your hand '64
DATE: 2014/12/22::
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THE BEATLES - TWIST AND SHOUT - 11 February 1964: Live: Washington Coliseum, Washington, DC ..
THE BEATLES - TWIST AND SHOUT - 11 February 1964: Live: Washington Coliseum, Washington, DC ..
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This Boy (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
This Boy (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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Beatlemania Now at Washington Coliseum 50th Anniversary Feb 11, 2014
Beatlemania Now at Washington Coliseum 50th Anniversary Feb 11, 2014
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Perayaan 50 Tahun The Beatles di Washington Coliseum - VOA untuk Dahsyat
Perayaan 50 Tahun The Beatles di Washington Coliseum - VOA untuk Dahsyat
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Beatles : les 50 ans d
Beatles : les 50 ans d'un concert historique au Washington Coliseum
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Redds and the Boys Washington Coliseum 1984
Redds and the Boys Washington Coliseum 1984
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Twist And Shout Uncut Full Live Washington Coliseum 64   The Beatles4
Twist And Shout Uncut Full Live Washington Coliseum 64 The Beatles4
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Beatles- live-Washington Coliseum (I want to hold your hand)
Beatles- live-Washington Coliseum (I want to hold your hand)
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I Want To Hold Your Hand (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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Till There Was You (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
Till There Was You (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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She Loves You (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
She Loves You (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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I Saw Her Standing There (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
I Saw Her Standing There (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
DATE: 2011/12/09::
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Tommy Roe at Beatles 50th Anniversary Washington Coliseum 2014
Tommy Roe at Beatles 50th Anniversary Washington Coliseum 2014
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Beatles 50th Anniversary Washington Coliseum 2014
Beatles 50th Anniversary Washington Coliseum 2014
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This Boy - The Beatles  Live HD
This Boy - The Beatles Live HD
DATE: 2011/04/09::
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Rare Essence Washington Coliseum 1981 "Jungle Boogie
Rare Essence Washington Coliseum 1981 "Jungle Boogie
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Beatles at the Washington Coliseum 2/11/64 - Clip
Beatles at the Washington Coliseum 2/11/64 - Clip
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From Me To You (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
From Me To You (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
DATE: 2011/12/09::
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Class Band Washington Coliseum 1984 Tidy on the Mic
Class Band Washington Coliseum 1984 Tidy on the Mic
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Roll Over Beethoven (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
Roll Over Beethoven (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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The Beatles - Twist And Shout [HD] Live Washington 1964
The Beatles - Twist And Shout [HD] Live Washington 1964
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The Fiftieth Beatles Anniversary at Washington Coliseum February 11, 2014
The Fiftieth Beatles Anniversary at Washington Coliseum February 11, 2014
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The Beatles at The Washington Coliseum in 1964 MT
The Beatles at The Washington Coliseum in 1964 MT
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Long Tall Sally (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
Long Tall Sally (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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The Beatles at The Washington Coliseum in 1964 (MT)
The Beatles at The Washington Coliseum in 1964 (MT)
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The Beatles first live US concert at the Washington Coliseum   Twist and Shout
The Beatles first live US concert at the Washington Coliseum Twist and Shout
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Twist & Shout (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
Twist & Shout (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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55 The Beatles - Please Please Me @ Washington Coliseum
55 The Beatles - Please Please Me @ Washington Coliseum
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I Wanna Be Your Man (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
I Wanna Be Your Man (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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All My Loving (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
All My Loving (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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BEATLES Press Conference: Washington D.C Coliseum 2/11/1964
BEATLES Press Conference: Washington D.C Coliseum 2/11/1964
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Please Please Me (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
Please Please Me (Live At The Washington Coliseum)
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NY Islanders, Nassau Coliseum, Game 6, Washington Capitals, Final Minute, 2015
NY Islanders, Nassau Coliseum, Game 6, Washington Capitals, Final Minute, 2015
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Recalling  the RKO Coliseum in Washington Heights NYC
Recalling the RKO Coliseum in Washington Heights NYC
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Grateful Dead 8-29-82 Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle WA
Grateful Dead 8-29-82 Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle WA
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Nirvana Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA 09/11/92 [Full Audio]
Nirvana Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA 09/11/92 [Full Audio]
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AYRE RAYDE @ COLISEUM 1983
AYRE RAYDE @ COLISEUM 1983
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Nirvana - Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle 1992 (MTX)
Nirvana - Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle 1992 (MTX)
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The Beatles- Roll over Beethoven - First USA Performance
The Beatles- Roll over Beethoven - First USA Performance
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Nirvana - Live at Seattle Center Coliseum ,Seattle, WA. 1992
Nirvana - Live at Seattle Center Coliseum ,Seattle, WA. 1992
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The Beatles 1965.08.19 Houston Coliseum Evening Show Soundboard Audio
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Washington Coliseum
Uline Arena (Washington Coliseum).jpg
Uline Arena (1941–1959)
Washington Coliseum is located in Washington, D.C.
Washington Coliseum
Location 1132, 1140, and 1146 3rd St. NE, Washington, District of Columbia
Coordinates 38°54′18″N 77°0′11″W / 38.90500°N 77.00306°W / 38.90500; -77.00306Coordinates: 38°54′18″N 77°0′11″W / 38.90500°N 77.00306°W / 38.90500; -77.00306
Area 3.9 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1941
Architectural style Modern Movement
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07000448[1]
Added to NRHP May 17, 2007
Washington Coliseum
Tenants
Washington Lions (AHL and EHL) (1941–1942 and 1944–1949)
Washington Capitols (BAA and NBA) (1946–1951)
Georgetown Hoyas (NCAA) (1949–1951)
Washington Presidents (EHL) (1957–1960)
Washington Tapers (ABL) (1961–1962)
Washington Caps (ABA) (1969–1970)

The Washington Coliseum, formerly Uline Arena, is an indoor arena in Washington, D.C. located at 1132, 1140, and 1146 3rd Street, Northeast, Washington, D.C. It was the site of the first concert by The Beatles in the United States.

It is directly adjacent to the railroad tracks, just north of Union Station, and bounded by L and M Streets.

While later used as a parking facility, it once hosted the Basketball Association of America's Washington Capitols, coached by Red Auerbach from 1946–49, and the American Basketball Association's Washington Caps in 1969–70. It also was host to many performances and athletic events of varying types, including ice skating, martial arts, ballet, music, circuses, and speeches. As an arena, it held 7,000 to 9,000 people for events.

History[edit]

The Uline Ice Arena, which opened in February 1941, was built by Miguel L. "Uncle Mike" Uline for his hockey team, the Washington Lions of the now defunct Eastern Amateur Hockey League. He made his fortune in the ice business.

The first act was Sonja Henie's Hollywood Ice Revue.[2] One of its first events was a pro-America rally designed to promote U.S. entry in World War II, just weeks before Pearl Harbor.

Jewelry wholesaler Harry G. Lynn bought the arena in 1959 for $1 million, and renamed it the Washington Coliseum the next year.[3] In 1959, Elijah Muhammad gave a speech there.

Earl Lloyd, the first African American athlete to play for the Washington Capitols of the National Basketball Association, played at Washington Coliseum on October 31, 1950.[4]

On February 11, 1964, The Beatles played their first concert in the United States,[5] less than 48 hours after the band's appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Tickets to the show at the Coliseum ranged from $2 to $4. There were 8,092 fans at the concert which was opened by The Chiffons, The Caravelles and Tommy Roe. The Beatles opened with "Roll Over Beethoven."[6] In 2014, Roe reflected that "the marquee didn't say anything about the other acts. It just said 'The Beatles.' It was all about them. But I wasn't offended. That’s just the way it worked. I was there to do my two songs and then get off the stage."[7] The Beatles played for approximately 40 minutes.[citation needed]

The photograph of Bob Dylan on the cover of Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits was taken at a concert at Washington Coliseum on November 28, 1965.[8]

In 1967, after a riot during a performance by The Temptations, concerts were banned.[9][10]

The American Basketball Association's defending Championship team, the Oakland Oaks moved to Washington as the Caps in 1969–70. The Oaks were owned by entertainer Pat Boone and had captured the ABA Championship in the 1968–69 season. However, Boone subsequently sold the team to Earl Foreman due to poor attendance in Oakland. Foreman relocated the franchise to Washington.[11] Hall of Famers Rick Barry and Larry Brown played for the Caps, with Brown leading the league in assists and Barry averaging 27 points per game.[12] The team finished 44–40 and was eliminated by the Denver Rockets in the playoffs. Plagued by poor attendance, the franchise relocated again and became the Virginia Squires following their one season in the Washington Coliseum.[12]

From May 3–5, 1971, the building was used as a makeshift jail for up to 1200 male and female prisoners arrested during the 1971 May Day Protests against the war in Vietnam.[13][14]

The building would fall into obscurity after the opening of the Capital Centre in suburban Landover, Maryland in 1973.

The building still stands today in the NoMa neighborhood near Union Station, what was formerly known as Swampoodle. It was used as a trash transfer station by Waste Management, the company that handles trash disposal for the District of Columbia, from 1994 to 2003. Waste Management Inc. applied for a demolition permit on May 9, 2003.[4] The D.C. Preservation League listed the building in its "Most Endangered Places for 2003".[15] In order to protect it from efforts to raze the building, it was added to the official protection list of the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board in November 2006. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, on May 17, 2007.[16]

It is a popular spot for graffiti.[17] It is now used as an indoor parking lot. The coliseum is currently owned by Doug Jemal.[18]

Outdoor retailer REI has announced that they will be developing the property into their fifth flagship store.[19] In addition to the 51,000 sq. ft. REI store, the fully redeveloped site will also house 146,200 sq. ft. of office space and an additional 17,000 sq. ft. of retail for other users.

Uline Ice Company Plant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "The Theatre: Ice Woman and Ice Man". Time. February 10, 1941. 
  3. ^ Mike Livingston (2001-04-13). "As decades pass, a coliseum's glory days go to waste". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  4. ^ a b Spencer S. Hsu (June 12, 2003). "History Buffs Fight to Save Uline Arena; Coliseum Hosted Dylan, Beatles and Malcolm X". The Washington Post. 
  5. ^ "THE BEATLES AT WASHINGTON SPORTS ARENA". It All happened - A Living History of Live Music. Retrieved 12 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Marc Fisher (2006-11-27). "Saved: D.C.'s Beatles Connection". Washington Post. 
  7. ^ J. Freedom du Lac (2014-02-11). "The Beatles' first U.S. concert: An oral history of the day the Fab Four conquered D.C.". Washington Post. 
  8. ^ Olof Björner. "Something is Happening Here: Bob Dylan1965". Bob Dylan Yearly Chronicles. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  9. ^ http://wikimapia.org/601641/Uline-Arena-Washington-Coliseum
  10. ^ Ulf Hannerz (2004). Soulside: Inquiries into Ghetto Culture and Community. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-31576-8. 
  11. ^ http://www.remembertheaba.com/Oakland-Oaks.html
  12. ^ a b http://www.remembertheaba.com/Washington-Capitals.html
  13. ^ Mann, Jim. "Spirit Runs High in Coliseum 'Jail'" Washington Post, May 5, 1971.
  14. ^ Mann, Jim. "Coliseum Diary: 10-Hour Mixture of Ebullience, Boredom" Washington Post, May 8, 1971.
  15. ^ "Most Endangered Places for 2003: ULINE ARENA (WASHINGTON COLISEUM)". dcpreservation.org. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  16. ^ http://planning.dc.gov/OP/HP/Inventory%20pdfs%20alpha%20listing%204.1.2/Inventory_%20U.pdf
  17. ^ John Kelly (April 7, 2010). "'Graveyard' appears on roof of Washington Coliseum". The Washington Post. 
  18. ^ Dave McKenna (2009-06-25). "Inside the Washington Coliseum with Brett Abrams: If You Can Keep the Whole Building, Keep the Whole Building". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2009-12-24. 
  19. ^ "National Outdoor Retailer REI to Open Flagship in Historic Uline Arena in Washington, D.C." (Press release). Washington, DC: REI. January 28, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 

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