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Home > Massachusetts > Pittsfield > Capitol Theatre, 328-334 North Street, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MA



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Item Title
BWPhotos 336483

Location
328-334 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MA-1255
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N358).
Building/structure dates: 1901 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1922 subsequent work
Significance: The Capitol Theatre building is a significant component of two period of commercial development in Pittsfield: the late-nineteenth-century shift from residential to commercial development along the upper section of North Street, Pittsfield's main business corridor, and the evolution of entertainment in the early twentieth century. Its history reflects several aspects of commercial activities including horse and carriage transportation geared to summer tourists, expanding financial and business opportunities in the city, and the introduction of the "movie palace" in the early twentieth century. Architecturally, the building is integral to the streetscape fabric, and its design and construction combine the best qualities of typical late-nineteenth-century "main street" commercial architecture with a prominent early-twentieth-century Art Deco theater marquee.

Subjects
Theaters
Liveries


Related Names
Wilson, H. Meill
Haynes, George E.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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