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



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West (front) Elevation, From Southwest
HB482341
West (front) Elevation, From Southwest
West (front) Elevation, From Northwest
HB482342
West (front) Elevation, From Northwest
Side View Of West (front) Elevation, From South
HB482343
Side View Of West (front) Elevation, From South
Detail Of Box Office, From Northwest
HB482344
Detail Of Box Office, From Northwest
Detail Of Box Office, From South
HB482345
Detail Of Box Office, From South
General View Of The Lower Level Of The Outer Lobby, Looking East
HB482346
General View Of The Lower Level Of The Outer Lobby, Looking East
Detail Of Ornamentation, Located In The Southwest Corner Of Lower Level Outer Lobby
HB482347
Detail Of Ornamentation, Located In The Southwest Corner Of Lower Level Outer Lobby
Detail Of Figurines, Located In The Southwest Corner Of Lower Level Outer Lobby
HB482348
Detail Of Figurines, Located In The Southwest Corner Of Lower Level Outer Lobby
Detail Of Stair To Upper Level Lobby, From West
HB482349
Detail Of Stair To Upper Level Lobby, From West
General View Of The Upper Level Of The Inner Lobby, Looking East
HB482350
General View Of The Upper Level Of The Inner Lobby, Looking East
Detail Of Ceiling, Located In The Upper Level Inner Lobby
HB482351
Detail Of Ceiling, Located In The Upper Level Inner Lobby
Detail Of Typical Wall Sconce, Located In The Upper Level Inner Lobby
HB482352
Detail Of Typical Wall Sconce, Located In The Upper Level Inner Lobby
Detail Of Pilaster Figurine, Located In The Upper Level Inner Lobby
HB482353
Detail Of Pilaster Figurine, Located In The Upper Level Inner Lobby
Detail Of Entrance To Theatre, Upper Level
HB482354
Detail Of Entrance To Theatre, Upper Level
View Of Stage And Proscenium
HB482355
View Of Stage And Proscenium
Detail Of Right Side Of Theatre, Upper Level
HB482356
Detail Of Right Side Of Theatre, Upper Level
Detail Of Organ Screen, Located In The Upper Level Of The Theatre
HB482357
Detail Of Organ Screen, Located In The Upper Level Of The Theatre
Looking East, Brick Wall Veneer And Part Of Entrance Facade In Place, February 29, 1928
HB482358
Looking East, Brick Wall Veneer And Part Of Entrance Facade In Place, February 29, 1928
Looking East, Steel Framing Under Construction, December 30, 1927
HB482359
Looking East, Steel Framing Under Construction, December 30, 1927
Decorative Plaster Ornaments Being Made On Auditorium Floor, March 31, 1928
HB482360
Decorative Plaster Ornaments Being Made On Auditorium Floor, March 31, 1928
Walls And Seating Nearing Completion, June 15, 1928
HB482361
Walls And Seating Nearing Completion, June 15, 1928
Final Phase Of Stage And Proscenium Construction, June 1, 1928
HB482362
Final Phase Of Stage And Proscenium Construction, June 1, 1928
Foyer Decorating Nearing Completion, June 28, 1928
HB482363
Foyer Decorating Nearing Completion, June 28, 1928
Inner Vestibule, August 1928
HB482364
Inner Vestibule, August 1928
View Of West End Of Lobby, August 1928
HB482365
View Of West End Of Lobby, August 1928
View Of Lobby, Looking Northeast
HB482366
View Of Lobby, Looking Northeast
Lobby, Looking Southeast, Showing Grand Staircase And Mezzanine Promenade
HB482367
Lobby, Looking Southeast, Showing Grand Staircase And Mezzanine Promenade
Baldachino Landing, Lobby Staircase, South Wall
HB482368
Baldachino Landing, Lobby Staircase, South Wall
View Through Foyer To West And Lobby Doors To Street
HB482369
View Through Foyer To West And Lobby Doors To Street
Foyer, Looking West Toward Connecting Lobby Doors And Street
HB482370
Foyer, Looking West Toward Connecting Lobby Doors And Street
Foyer, Looking From Connecting Lobby Doors, Past Auditorium Doors On Right, To Mezzanine Stairs
HB482371
Foyer, Looking From Connecting Lobby Doors, Past Auditorium Doors On Right, To Mezzanine Stairs
Mezzanine Promenade And Stairs To Balconies
HB482372
Mezzanine Promenade And Stairs To Balconies
View Of Foyer Medallion Ceiling Vault, John Eberson
HB482373
View Of Foyer Medallion Ceiling Vault, John Eberson's Head In Center
Stairs From Foyer To Mezzanine Promenade And Balconies
HB482374
Stairs From Foyer To Mezzanine Promenade And Balconies
Mezzanine Promenade Looking Toward Stairs To Lobby
HB482375
Mezzanine Promenade Looking Toward Stairs To Lobby
Lobby Overlook, Mezzanine Promenade
HB482376
Lobby Overlook, Mezzanine Promenade
East End Of Mezzanine Promenade Near Men
HB482377
East End Of Mezzanine Promenade Near Men's Smoking Room
Near Ladies
HB482378
Near Ladies' Parlor Looking To Mezzanine Promenade And Lobby Overlook
Entrance To Ladies
HB482379
Entrance To Ladies' Parlor From Mezzanine Promenade
Entrance To Men
HB482380
Entrance To Men's Smoking Room From Mezzanine Promenade
View To Right Organ Grille Across Auditorium From Balcony Level
HB482381
View To Right Organ Grille Across Auditorium From Balcony Level
Diagonal View From Left Of Stage To Right Of Rear Balcony Wall
HB482382
Diagonal View From Left Of Stage To Right Of Rear Balcony Wall
View Across Orchestra Seats, Showing Organ Grille, And Atmospheric Effect
HB482383
View Across Orchestra Seats, Showing Organ Grille, And Atmospheric Effect
View Across Orchestra To Left Of Auditorium Wall
HB482384
View Across Orchestra To Left Of Auditorium Wall
View Of Center Stage From Center Balcony, Asbestos Curtain Lowered
HB482385
View Of Center Stage From Center Balcony, Asbestos Curtain Lowered
View Of Auditorium From Balcony Showing Atmospheric Ceiling, House Curtains
HB482386
View Of Auditorium From Balcony Showing Atmospheric Ceiling, House Curtains
Diagonal View Of Orchestra, Proscenium And Stage, Curtains Open
HB482387
Diagonal View Of Orchestra, Proscenium And Stage, Curtains Open
Detail Of Rear Balcony Soffit
HB482388
Detail Of Rear Balcony Soffit
View Of Rear Of Auditorium And Rear Of Balcony Soffit
HB482389
View Of Rear Of Auditorium And Rear Of Balcony Soffit
Forward Balcony Soffit And Rear Of Orchestra
HB482390
Forward Balcony Soffit And Rear Of Orchestra
View Of Auditorium Looking Right From Center Stage
HB482391
View Of Auditorium Looking Right From Center Stage


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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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