ghost sign, Chicago Theatre (1921), 175 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois

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ghost sign, Chicago Theatre (1921), 175 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois
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MM Neo-Baroque French-Revival theater designed for the Balaban & Katz chain by Cornelius W. Rapp and George L. Rapp (Rapp & Rapp) • 3,600 seats, auditorium 7 stories high, half a city block wide • billed as "the Wonder Theatre of the World" • exterior features 6-story miniature replica of Arc de Triomphe, Paris • grand lobby design modeled after Chapel Royal, Versailles • grand staircase patterned after Paris Opera House • 29-rank Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ

National Register of Historic Places #79000822, 1979 • designated Chicago Landmark, 1983 • closed, 1985 • purchased by Chicago Restoration Association, 1986 • restoration by Chicago architects Daniel P. Coffey & Associates and design consultants A.T. Heinspergen & Co. • reopened, 1986 • Chicago Theatre websiteWikipediaCinema Treasures

marquee lights, Chicago Theatre (1921), 175 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago theater
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MM Neo-Baroque French-Revival theater designed for the Balaban & Katz chain by Cornelius W. Rapp and George L. Rapp (Rapp & Rapp) • 3,600 seats, auditorium 7 stories high, half a city block wide • billed as "the Wonder Theatre of the World" • exterior features 6-story miniature replica of Arc de Triomphe, Paris • grand lobby design modeled after Chapel Royal, Versailles • grand staircase patterned after Paris Opera House • 29-rank Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ

National Register of Historic Places #79000822, 1979 • designated Chicago Landmark, 1983 • closed, 1985 • purchased by Chicago Restoration Association, 1986 • restoration by Chicago architects Daniel P. Coffey & Associates and design consultants A.T. Heinspergen & Co. • reopened, 1986 • Chicago Theatre websiteWikipediaCinema Treasures

Chicago Theater
Chicago theater
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