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Loew's Theatre, 625 South Fourth Street, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY



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Item Title


Location
625 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS KY-134
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1953 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Significance: The first John Eberson atmospheric theatre in the state or region, Loew's Theatre is a lavish and perfectly preserved movie palace of the late 1920s. It is an excellent example of Churrigueresque architecture. John Eberson was one of the three greatest theatre architects of the period of the 1920s.

Subjects
Motion Picture Theaters


Related Names
Eberson, John
Atlas Plaster & Steel Company
J.F. Wagner's Sons Company
Frey Planing Mill Company


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION, FROM SOUTHWEST
2. WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION, FROM NORTHWEST
3. SIDE VIEW OF WEST (FRONT) ELEVATION, FROM SOUTH
4. DETAIL OF BOX OFFICE, FROM NORTHWEST
5. DETAIL OF BOX OFFICE, FROM SOUTH
6. GENERAL VIEW OF THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE OUTER LOBBY, LOOKING EAST
7. DETAIL OF ORNAMENTATION, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOWER LEVEL OUTER LOBBY
8. DETAIL OF FIGURINES, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOWER LEVEL OUTER LOBBY
9. DETAIL OF STAIR TO UPPER LEVEL LOBBY, FROM WEST
10. GENERAL VIEW OF THE UPPER LEVEL OF THE INNER LOBBY, LOOKING EAST
11. DETAIL OF CEILING, LOCATED IN THE UPPER LEVEL INNER LOBBY
12. DETAIL OF TYPICAL WALL SCONCE, LOCATED IN THE UPPER LEVEL INNER LOBBY
13. DETAIL OF PILASTER FIGURINE, LOCATED IN THE UPPER LEVEL INNER LOBBY
14. DETAIL OF ENTRANCE TO THEATRE, UPPER LEVEL
15. VIEW OF STAGE AND PROSCENIUM
16. DETAIL OF RIGHT SIDE OF THEATRE, UPPER LEVEL
17. DETAIL OF ORGAN SCREEN, LOCATED IN THE UPPER LEVEL OF THE THEATRE
18. LOOKING EAST, BRICK WALL VENEER AND PART OF ENTRANCE FACADE IN PLACE, February 29, 1928
19. LOOKING EAST, STEEL FRAMING UNDER CONSTRUCTION, December 30, 1927
20. DECORATIVE PLASTER ORNAMENTS BEING MADE ON AUDITORIUM FLOOR, March 31, 1928
21. WALLS AND SEATING NEARING COMPLETION, June 15, 1928
22. FINAL PHASE OF STAGE AND PROSCENIUM CONSTRUCTION, June 1, 1928
23. FOYER DECORATING NEARING COMPLETION, June 28, 1928
24. INNER VESTIBULE, August 1928
25. VIEW OF WEST END OF LOBBY, August 1928
26. VIEW OF LOBBY, LOOKING NORTHEAST
27. LOBBY, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, SHOWING GRAND STAIRCASE AND MEZZANINE PROMENADE
28. BALDACHINO LANDING, LOBBY STAIRCASE, SOUTH WALL
29. VIEW THROUGH FOYER TO WEST AND LOBBY DOORS TO STREET
30. FOYER, LOOKING WEST TOWARD CONNECTING LOBBY DOORS AND STREET
31. FOYER, LOOKING FROM CONNECTING LOBBY DOORS, PAST AUDITORIUM DOORS ON RIGHT, TO MEZZANINE STAIRS
32. MEZZANINE PROMENADE AND STAIRS TO BALCONIES
33. VIEW OF FOYER MEDALLION CEILING VAULT, JOHN EBERSON'S HEAD IN CENTER
34. STAIRS FROM FOYER TO MEZZANINE PROMENADE AND BALCONIES
35. MEZZANINE PROMENADE LOOKING TOWARD STAIRS TO LOBBY
36. LOBBY OVERLOOK, MEZZANINE PROMENADE
37. EAST END OF MEZZANINE PROMENADE NEAR MEN'S SMOKING ROOM
38. NEAR LADIES' PARLOR LOOKING TO MEZZANINE PROMENADE AND LOBBY OVERLOOK
39. ENTRANCE TO LADIES' PARLOR FROM MEZZANINE PROMENADE
40. ENTRANCE TO MEN'S SMOKING ROOM FROM MEZZANINE PROMENADE
41. VIEW TO RIGHT ORGAN GRILLE ACROSS AUDITORIUM FROM BALCONY LEVEL
42. DIAGONAL VIEW FROM LEFT OF STAGE TO RIGHT OF REAR BALCONY WALL
43. VIEW ACROSS ORCHESTRA SEATS, SHOWING ORGAN GRILLE, AND ATMOSPHERIC EFFECT
44. VIEW ACROSS ORCHESTRA TO LEFT OF AUDITORIUM WALL
45. VIEW OF CENTER STAGE FROM CENTER BALCONY, ASBESTOS CURTAIN LOWERED
46. VIEW OF AUDITORIUM FROM BALCONY SHOWING ATMOSPHERIC CEILING, HOUSE CURTAINS
47. DIAGONAL VIEW OF ORCHESTRA, PROSCENIUM AND STAGE, CURTAINS OPEN
48. DETAIL OF REAR BALCONY SOFFIT
49. VIEW OF REAR OF AUDITORIUM AND REAR OF BALCONY SOFFIT
50. FORWARD BALCONY SOFFIT AND REAR OF ORCHESTRA
51. VIEW OF AUDITORIUM LOOKING RIGHT FROM CENTER STAGE


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