4th Ave. Theater - Anchorage, AK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member CerealBoxMonsters
N 61° 13.106 W 149° 53.680
6V E 344551 N 6790560
Known first as the Lathrop Building, and later the 4th Ave. Theater, the construction of this building began in 1941. There was a halt during World War II, and completed in 1947. The building sits sits along the main street of downtown Anchorage.
Waymark Code: WM8W49
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 05/19/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
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This theater has 960 seats, and until the 1980's was used for its intended purpose. There were also facilities for radio and television stations, a restaurant and apartments which were added in 1959-1960.

The building survived the 1964 earthquake that dropped 4th Street almost 10 feet and has been renovated to be used as a meeting place for the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau. On 5 Oct 1982, this building was added to the National Register of Historic Places - as listed as Waymark WM6ATT.

- Info taken from wikipedia -
Style: Art Deco

Structure Type: Culture/Entertainment

Architect: B. Marcus Priteca

Date Built: 1941-1947

Supporting references: Not listed

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