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Cutler Majestic Theatre, Preliminary Study for a Theatre in Boston, undated

Description

This architectural study demonstrates the ornate Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, MA. It contains both a Transverse Section and Longitudinal Section, each to the scale of 1/8 = 1-0 in. Watercolor is used to depict details of the curtains, stage, and ambiance.

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Details

Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
Collection Code
AR001
Dates
ca. 1900, undated
Date Notes
Theatre opened on February 16, 1903
Acquisition Type
Library & Archives Purchase
Physical Description
1 perspective; transverse and longitudinal drawing; watercolor and pencil; 18 X 25in.
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Item
Credit Line
Library and Archives Purchase
GUSN
309914
Reference Code
AR001.USMA.0250.006

Historical/Biographical Note

John Galen Howard (1984-1931) and James M. Wood designed the Cutler Majestic Theatre (originally the Majestic Theatre), which opened on Febuary 16, 1903 on 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA. Howard did the general design, while Wood designed the interior. Originally opened for opera, it was converted to vaudeville in the 1920s, then to a movies-only theatre in the 1950s. It is currently owned by Emerson College, who uses it as a performance center. It was renamed the Cutler Majestic Theatre after renovation donors, Ted and Joan Benard-Cutler.

Record details

Originator
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931 (Architect)
Wood, James M. (Architect)
Other People
Howard, John Galen, 1864-1931
Wood, James M.
Descriptive Terms
Beaux-Arts (style)
one-point perspectives (perspective views)
theaters (buildings)
Material Type
detail studies
perspective views
Subjects
Architecture
Theatre
Places (Buildings)
Cutler Majestic Theatre

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