Library of Congress, Motion Picture Division, LaFalce Exploitation Collection, Box G51



1940s:  Schwaber expands into the film exhibition business by building a chain of neighborhood movie theaters, starting with the Apex Movie Theater (1942); Homewood Movie Theater (1946); Paramount Movie Theater (1947); and the Metropolitan Movie Theatre (aka “The Met”) (1949).


1948:  Milton Schwaber acquires the Paca Pratt Building in Baltimore City – a former clothing factory that eventually housed the fledgling Social Security Administration until 1960 when its headquarters opened in Baltimore County.