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Entrance, Smith Hall (Playmakers Theater), Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina

Smith Hall -- Playmakers Theatre (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Entrance, Smith Hall (Playmakers Theater), Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Greek revival (Architecture)
Theaters
Universities and colleges
Original Format:
Color slides
Extent:
2 x 2 in.
Item identifier:
bh1280pnc002
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Names:
University of North Carolina more info on University of North Carolina (1793-1962) 
Location:
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
Preservation North Carolina
Collection:
Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides) held by Preservation North Carolina
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from Preservation North Carolina. For general information see the Preservation North Carolina website (http://www.presnc.org).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building: Smith Hall -- Playmakers Theatre (Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina)

Architectural note:
The building's exterior remains intact, but the interior has been reworked to serve several functions over the years. Inspired by the column capitals at the United States Capitol, Alexander Jackson Davis's capitals feature corn and wheat rather than acanthus leaves.
Historical note:
The structure is one of Alexander Davis's principal surviving works in North Carolina. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a National Historical Landmark.
Location:
Chapel Hill (N.C.)
Subjects:
Universities and colleges
Libraries
Theaters
Historic buildings
National Register of Historic Places
National Historic Landmarks
Decoration and ornament
Columns
Historic buildings -- Remodeling
Buildings -- Remodeling for other use
Plant-derived motifs
Greek revival (Architecture)
External Resources:
Historic Playmakers Theatre