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Home > Oregon > Portland > Oriental Theatre, 828 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, Multnomah County, OR



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Item Title


Location
828 Southeast Grand Avenue, Portland, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OR-55
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1970 demolished
Significance: The Oriental Theatre, the second largest moving picture theatre built in Oregon, was erected in conjunction with an office building and contained notable examples of thematic decor derived from an exotic culture. The Portland architectural firm of Thomas and Mercier engaged a then internationally known local sculptor, Adrien Voisin, to design interior sculpture in the manner of Khmer sculpture at Angkor Wat. The theatre sign and marquee made remarkably early extensive use of neon lighting.

Subjects
Theaters


Related Names
Thomas & Mercier
Voisin, Adrien


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 WEST ELEVATION.
3. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 OUTER VESTIBULE AND TICKET BOOTH.
4. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 SOUTHEAST CORNER, OUTER VESTIBULE.
5. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 OUTER VESTIBULE SOUTH WALL.
6. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 INNER VESTIBULE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
7. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 MAIN STAIRS FROM MAIN LOBBY.
8. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 MAIN FOYER, LOOKING SW FROM MAIN STAIRWAY.
9. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 SOUTH DRINKING FOUNTAIN, MAIN FOYER.
10. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 NORTH DOORWAY, MAIN FOYER.
11. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 SMOKING ROOM, LOOKING NORTH.
12. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 MEZZANINE FOYER AND STAIRS TO BALCONY.
13. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 MEZZANINE FOYER, NORTH MAIN STAIRWELL.
14. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 MIRROR, SOUTH WALL, MEZZANINE FOYER.
15. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 AUDITORIUM DOME FROM MEZZANINE FOYER STAIRWAY.
16. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 AUDITORIUM FROM BALCONY.
17. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 SOUTH WALL EXIT, AUDITORIUM.
18. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 SOUTH PROSCENIUM COLUMN.
19. Historic American Buildings Survey, Lyle E. Winkle, Photographer November 11, 1969 AUDITORIUM CEILING DOME.
21. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy by James R. Dunlop, 1974 LONGITUDINAL SECTION, DRAWING BY THOMAS & MERCIER, ARCHITECTS, 1927.
22. Historic American Buildings Survey, Stevens Commercial Photographers, July 20, 1927 Photocopy by Lyle E. Winkle, 1969 WEATHERLY BUILDING AND ORIENTAL THEATRE DURING EARLY CONSTRUCTION.
23. Historic American Buildings Survey, Stevens Commercial Photographers, August 30, 1927 INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION VIEW SHOWING MAIN BALCONY GIRDER.
24. Historic American Buildings Survey, Stevens Commercial Photographers, September 17, 1927 Photocopy by Lyle E. Winkle, 1969 WEATHERLY BUILDING AND ORIENTAL THEATRE BEFORE BRICK AND TERRA-COTTA CLADDING.
25. Historic American Buildings Survey, Stevens Commercial Photographers, December 31, 1927 Photocopy by Lyle E. Winkle, 1969 WEATHERLY BUILDING AND ORIENTAL THEATRE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (TAKEN EVE OF THEATRE OPENING).
26. Historic American Buildings Survey, Angelus Commercial Photographers, 1930 Courtesy of Angelus Collection, University of Oregon Library, Eugene, Oregon MARQUEE IN 1930.
28. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy of illustration in Pacific Coast Architect, V. 33, No. 4 (April 1928) SMOKING ROOM, MEZZANINE.
29. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy of illustration in Pacific Coast Architect, V. 33, No. 4 (April 1928) MEZZANINE FOYER, FROM SMOKING ROOM.
30. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy of illustration in Pacific Coast Architect, V. 33, No. 4 (April 1928) NORTH WALL OF AUDITORIUM.
31. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy of illustration in Pacific Coast Architect, V. 33, No. 4 (April 1928) DETAIL, AUDITORIUM NORTH WALL.
32. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy of illustration in Pacific Coast Architect, V. 33, No. 4 (April 1928) PROSCENIUM AND STAGE.


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