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Morosco Theater, 217-225 West Forty-fifth Street, New York, New York County, NY



B&W Photos

HB916322
View North Showing Southwest (front) Elevation

HB916323
View Northeast, Entrance, Marquee And Balcony Window Detail

HB916324
Interior, Proscenium Arch And Stage Right Area, Looking North

HB916325
Interior, Proscenium Detail, Looking Northeast

HB916326
Interior, Ceiling Above Orchestra, Medallion And Chandelier Detail

HB916327
Interior, Light Panel, Stage Left

HB916328
Interior, Overall View Of Theater House Showing Orchestra And Balcony Seats And Projection Booth, Looking Southwest

HB916329
Boxes And Upper Balcony, Looking West

HB916330
Boxes And Upper Balcony, Looking South

HB916331
Boxes, Column And Molding Details, Looking Southeast

HB916332
Boxes, Molding Detail, Looking Southeast

HB916333
Orchestra Level, Molding Detail

HB916334
Upper Balcony, Wall And Ceiling Moldings, Looking Northeast

HB916335
Upper Balcony, Stair Detail

HB916336
Upper Balcony, Railing Detail

HB916337
Ceiling Molding Detail, South Corner

HB916338
Ceiling Molding Detail

HB916339
Upper Balcony, Chandelier And Medallion

HB916340
Orchestra, Seats, Detail

HB916341
Upper Balcony, Seats, Detail

HB916342
Drawing No

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Drawing No

HB916344
Drawing No

HB916345
Drawing No

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Drawing No

HB916347
Drawing No

HB916348
Drawing No

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Drawing No

HB916350
Drawing E-1, Orchestra Framing

HB916351
Drawing E-2, Balcony

HB916352
Drawing E-3, Roof And Grid Iron

HB916353
Drawing E-4, Stage Roof, Tank Supports, Spot Light Balconies, Roof And Floor Slab Detail

HB916354
Drawing E-5, Trusses

HB916355
Drawing E-6, Balcony Trusses, Step And Riser Detail

HB916356
Truss Pt 1

HB916357
Drawing 8, Cast Iron Column Bases


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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5718
Significance: The theatre was built during the major period of expansion of the performing arts in New York, was the second of nine theatres on its block and has remained open and in continuous use as a legitimate theatre until this year. At the time of its construction, Oliver Morosco recognized that a treatre's reputation influences the success of failure of the plays presented in it. An important gauge in evaluating a theatre's ability to represent the essence of New York theatre is association with milestones in the profession...

Subjects
Theaters


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH SHOWING SOUTHWEST (FRONT) ELEVATION
2. VIEW NORTHEAST, ENTRANCE, MARQUEE AND BALCONY WINDOW DETAIL
3. INTERIOR, PROSCENIUM ARCH AND STAGE RIGHT AREA, LOOKING NORTH
4. INTERIOR, PROSCENIUM DETAIL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
5. INTERIOR, CEILING ABOVE ORCHESTRA, MEDALLION AND CHANDELIER DETAIL
6. INTERIOR, LIGHT PANEL, STAGE LEFT
7. INTERIOR, OVERALL VIEW OF THEATER HOUSE SHOWING ORCHESTRA AND BALCONY SEATS AND PROJECTION BOOTH, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
8. BOXES AND UPPER BALCONY, LOOKING WEST
9. BOXES AND UPPER BALCONY, LOOKING SOUTH
10. BOXES, COLUMN AND MOLDING DETAILS, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
11. BOXES, MOLDING DETAIL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
12. ORCHESTRA LEVEL, MOLDING DETAIL
13. UPPER BALCONY, WALL AND CEILING MOLDINGS, LOOKING NORTHEAST
14. UPPER BALCONY, STAIR DETAIL
15. UPPER BALCONY, RAILING DETAIL
16. CEILING MOLDING DETAIL, SOUTH CORNER
17. CEILING MOLDING DETAIL
18. UPPER BALCONY, CHANDELIER AND MEDALLION
19. ORCHESTRA, SEATS, DETAIL
20. UPPER BALCONY, SEATS, DETAIL
21. DRAWING No. 2, ORCHESTRA FLOOR PLAN
22. DRAWING No. 3, BALCONY FLOOR PLAN
23. DRAWING No. 4, CEILING AND SOFFIT PLAN
24. DRAWING No. 5, GRID IRON ROOF PLAN
25. DRAWING No. 7, FRONT ELEVATION
26. DRAWING No. 9, CROSS SECTION SHOWING PROSCENIUM
27. DRAWING No. 10, EAST ELEVATION
28. DRAWING No. 11, WEST ELEVATION
29. DRAWING E-1, ORCHESTRA FRAMING
30. DRAWING E-2, BALCONY
31. DRAWING E-3, ROOF AND GRID IRON
32. DRAWING E-4, STAGE ROOF, TANK SUPPORTS, SPOT LIGHT BALCONIES, ROOF AND FLOOR SLAB DETAIL
33. DRAWING E-5, TRUSSES
34. DRAWING E-6, BALCONY TRUSSES, STEP AND RISER DETAIL
35. TRUSS PT 1
36. DRAWING 8, CAST IRON COLUMN BASES


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