Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (about 600 feet away); Site of the First Public Lending Library in the American Colonies (about 600 feet away); City Market (about 600 feet away); Charleston City Market (about 600 feet away); The Site of Carteret Bastion (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Regarding Riviera Theatre. Renovated as Conference Center: 1997
1. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places,
the Riviera is a sublime example of the romantic Art Deco style.
This stunning theatre was the home of first run pictures, on its fifty foot screen, until 1977. The theater was leased to a church group in 1979 and, by the mid-80's, threatened with demolition.
The hotel restored the entire theater, but removed the seats in order to create a conference center and ballroom.
— Submitted February 2, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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