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Athens Theater -- Interior View

Athens Theater (New Bern, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
Athens Theater -- Interior View
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Theaters
Stages (Performance spaces)
Balconies
Auditoriums
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
ncar1596-001-bx0001-007-004
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
New Bern (N.C.)
Craven County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Beaux Arts to Modernism

Source information

Repository:
State Archives of North Carolina
Collection:
Herbert Woodley Simpson papers, 1888-1941 (NCAR1596) held by State Archives of North Carolina
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
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: Athens Theater (New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina)

Architect:
more info on Simpson, Herbert W. (Herbert Woodley), 1870-1945 
Built:
Street:
414 Pollock Street
Community:
New Bern
State:
North Carolina
Zip:
28560
Architectural note:
The façade combines Neo-Classical and Beaux-Arts stylistic elements. The recessed entrances and ticket booth were entered through a pair of large Roman arches containing Diocletian windows. Crowning the façade was a Baroque curvilinear pediment. Harrison S. Hancock served as contractor for the project.
Location:
New Bern (N.C.)
Subjects:
Theaters
Beaux-Arts (style)
Revival, Classical (European revival style)
Baroque Revival
Facades
Entrances
Ticket offices
Diocletian windows
Historic buildings
Arched windows
Auditoriums
Dressing rooms (Performing arts)
Galleries (Upper level spaces)
Stages (Performance spaces)
Curvilinear (Shape)
Architecture, Classical
Arches
Decoration and ornament
Sculpture
Balconies
Statues
Latitude, Longitude:
35.107189, -77.040455