Athens Theater -- Exterior Front View

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

Title:
Athens Theater -- Exterior Front View
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Arches
Beaux-Arts (style)
Decoration and ornament
Facades
Revival, Classical (European revival style)
Theaters
Original Format:
Black and white print (photograph)
Item identifier:
ncar1596-001-bx0001-007-005
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Location:
New Bern (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:
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Rights:
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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:
Historic buildings
Theaters
Latitude, Longitude:
35.107189, -77.040455