The old Casino [later Regal] Theater is located at 1201 Linn St. in Cincinnati’s West End neighborhood. It was designed by Zettel & Rapp and opened in 1913.
According to this resource, George W. and Walter L. Rapp [I think they were a father and son team] were part of “an important Cincinnati architectural dynasty” but not related to George L. and Cornelius W. Rapp, the Chicago brothers responsible for the lavish Chicago Theater, among other prominent commissions.
But wait, there’s more! Two more brothers of the Chicago Rapps [four architect brothers!?!], Isaac and William, moved to Trinidad, CO [randomly, a town I’ve visited] to start their own architecture firm, called I. H. & W. M. Rapp or just Rapp & Rapp [trivia found here]. All three of these firms designed theaters.
Anyhoodle, back to this building… The 1,500-seat theater accommodated vaudeville performances, plays and later films, the space eventually being split into 3 movie theaters. It closed in 1996 and in 2010 was purchased by Dixon Edwards, a former NFL player.
Much of the West End has been transformed in recent years, but this dilapidated building, on the corner of Linn and Clark, remains untouched. To read more about it, check out the excellent Digging Cincinnati History.
Side note: do you see the painted orange stripe on that utility pole? That indicates a bus stop. Can you imagine how idiotically confusing that was when I first moved to Cincinnati and tried to figure out the transit system? In a bold move, Metro has now upgraded to actual signs that even list the routes served, but the old stripes can still be found.