Hubert's Museum

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From the mid-1920's until 1965 this greatest of New York City institutions occupied 228-232 West 42nd Street near Times Square— the former location of Murray's Roman Gardens, a legendary opulent "lobster palace" closed by prohibition. The building which housed Hubert's dime museum was a schoolhouse built in the 1880's by the prestigious architects McKim, Mead & White. Hubert's is legendary for serving as the sometimes and seasonal home for many of the greatest freak, novelty, sideshow and variety acts for four decades—not to mention the last working flea circus in America.