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New Masonic Building and Oriental Theater

  • Also Known As: Ford Center for the Performing Arts
  • Historically Known as: Iroquois Theater site
  • Opened As: Oriental Theatre

  • Travel Genus: Sight , Sight
  • Sight Category: Site



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1903/12/30 Kate Crane Gartz Grieving Parent Mary Dorothea Gartz and her younger sister Barbara, daughters of Mr and Mrs Gartz, die in the Iroquois Theatre fire along with their governess Adelaid Guthardt and her daughter Libby. Iroquois Theatre Fire
1903/12/30 Samuel Fallows Rescuer Samuel Fallows, who had been walking down Randolph St, assist in the rescue of Iroquois Theatre Fire victims. Iroquois Theatre Fire
1903/12/30 Edith Norton Woodward Survivor Edith Norton Woodward escapes the Iroquois Theatre Fire. Iroquois Theatre Fire
1926/00/00 Rapp and Rapp Architect New Masonic Building and Oriental Theater is built.
1934/10/00 Judy Garland Performer Gumm Sisters play the Oriental Theatre.

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Particulars for New Masonic Building and Oriental Theater:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Art Deco
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Historic Use Clubhouse
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late Gothic Revival
Level of Significance National
Owner Private
Sight Category Site
Area of Significance Theatre

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 78003401
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Rapp and Rapp
Architectural Style: Late gothic revival, Art deco
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1926
Historic Function: Social, Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Clubhouse, Theater, Business
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Current Sub-Function: Theater Business

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