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Metropolitan Opera House, 1423 Broadway, New York, New York County, NY



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Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NY-5486
Building/structure dates: 1883 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1903 subsequent work
Significance: The Metropolitan Opera House was the home of the Metropolitan Opera Company from 1883 until 1966 and during these eighty three years played an important role in operatic tradition. Although the building, designed by J. Cleveland Cady, did not have a particularly distinguished exterior, its interior placed it among the great opera houses of the world.

Related Names
Cady, J. Cleveland
Treadwell, E. P.
Carrere & Hastings


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST OF SEVENTH AVENUE AND WEST 39TH STREET FACADES.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, VIEW FROM NORTHWEST OF SEVENTH AVENUE AND WEST 40TH STREET FACADES.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, BROADWAY ELEVATION.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, BROADWAY ENTRANCE DETAIL.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, BROADWAY ENTRANCE DETAIL.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, SECOND FLOOR WINDOWS, BROADWAY FACADE.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, THIRD FLOOR WINDOWS, BROADWAY FACADE.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, THIRD FLOOR WINDOW, WEST 39TH STREET FACADE.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, SECOND FLOOR WINDOW, WEST 39TH STREET FACADE.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, GENERAL VIEW OF AUDITORIUM LOOKING TOWARD STAGE.
12. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF PROSCENIUM.
13. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, PROSCENIUM ARCH, UPPER LEFT CORNER.
14. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, PLASTER ORNAMENT, FRONT WALL OVER LEFT CORNER OF PROSCENIUM.
15. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, BALCONY FACADES.
16. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, FACADE OF GRAND TIER BOXES.
17. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, FAMILY CIRCLE STANDEE AREA, SHOWING CEILING DECORATION.
18. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DETAIL, SOUTHWEST CORNER OF AUDITORIUM CEILING.
19. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, MAIN STAIRWAY, LANDING AT SECOND FLOOR LEVEL.
20. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, OVAL STAIRWAY DETAIL.
21. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, NORTH OVAL STAIRWAY, RAIL AND ENTABLATURE DETAIL.
22. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, NORTH OVAL STAIRWAY, RAILING DETAIL SHOWING DRINKING FOUNTAIN.
23. Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher, Photographer May 1966, DRINKING FOUNTAIN.


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