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Tivoli Theater, 709-713 Broad Street, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN



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B&W Photos

HB1082753
East Front

HB1082754
East Front From Southeast

HB1082755
Detail Showing Entrance And Ticket Booth, East Front

HB1082756
Detail Showing Ornamentation On East Front Of Building Over Marquee

HB1082757
Outer Lobby Entrance To Inner Lobby

HB1082758
General View Of Inner Lobby From East

HB1082759
General View Of Stage From Rear Of Theater

HB1082760
General View Of Auditorium From Stage

HB1082761
Detail Showing Ceiling And Dome In Rear Of Auditorium Under Balcony

HB1082762
Detail Showing Theater Boxes, Stage Left


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Item Title


Location
709-713 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-207
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-43).
Significance: The Tivoli Theater, built in 1920-21, is a well preserved and excellent example of the downtown Grand Palace Theater built throughout America in the 1920s. Its elaborate and exotic architectural and decorative detail, its conveniences, and luxurious materials combine to make theater going a complete social as well as entertainment phenomenon infrequently rivaled. Notable is its elaborate plaster work, rich colors and textures, marble, and theater organ. It was also among the first buildings in the United States to be air-conditioned.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FRONT
2. EAST FRONT FROM SOUTHEAST
3. DETAIL SHOWING ENTRANCE AND TICKET BOOTH, EAST FRONT
4. DETAIL SHOWING ORNAMENTATION ON EAST FRONT OF BUILDING OVER MARQUEE
5. OUTER LOBBY ENTRANCE TO INNER LOBBY
6. GENERAL VIEW OF INNER LOBBY FROM EAST
7. GENERAL VIEW OF STAGE FROM REAR OF THEATER
8. GENERAL VIEW OF AUDITORIUM FROM STAGE
9. DETAIL SHOWING CEILING AND DOME IN REAR OF AUDITORIUM UNDER BALCONY
10. DETAIL SHOWING THEATER BOXES, STAGE LEFT


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