Majestic Theatre - Dallas, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 46.948 W 096° 47.698
14S E 706510 N 3629323
Quick Description: Designed by architect, John Eberson, Dallas' Majestic Theatre is exemplary of the opulent theatre popularized in America during the twentieth century. The cornerstone was placed on 18 October 1920 and the theatre opened 11 April 1921.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2019 1:27:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM115CB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
NRHP Nomination Form

"Built as the flagship of the Interstate Theatre chain, its twentieth century interpretation of the Renaissance Revival style was suitably ornate and expressive of the prominence the Majestic wished to suggest.

The exterior of the theatre essentially remains unchanged, with the exception of the first floor elevation which has received extensive remodeling. Originally a large canopy projected over the entire first floor elevation. While the canopy's detailing mirrored the classical references of the building, the overall form was reminiscent of the art nouveau. A large marquee extended vertically from the fourth floor level over the canopy. In 1948 the canopy was enclosed by a new larger marquee.

A series of tripartite windows set into square and arched frames extends across the front elevation of the second through fourth stories. Fifth story square windows are framed by elaborate moldings. The structure is terminated by an enriched cornice of-applied ornament. The floors are divided by decorative panels. Large scoured pilasters marked by sculptural ornament act as vertical teminating elements, while smaller scored pilasters divide the bays."

Artist: John Eberson, architect

1925 Elm Street, Dallas, TX

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