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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Capitol Theatre

 
 
Capitol Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
1. Capitol Theatre Marker
Inscription. Constructed 1912-1913, the Capitol Theatre incorporated classical design and was stylistically advanced for its time. the theater's highly decorative Italian Renaissance style is significant as an innovation in the development of Utah architecture. The building, with its ornate facade style, including exquisite terra cotta figurines, moldings and brackets, was new in the city, along with the Hotel Utah, which was built at the same time. The interior marble staircases and balconies, as well as the marble-paved lobby, were originally set off by a color scheme of gray and gold.

Designed by Albert G. Lansburgh, who had graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, the Capitol Theatre was originally built as part of the Orpheum Theatre chain. It utilized the most modern mechanical contrivances or its time, bringing advancements in safety and comfort through such features as fireproof and earthquake-resistant construction and air conditioning. The building was remodeled in 1929 as a motion picture theater. In 1976 it was purchased by Salt Lake County and restored closely to its original form.
 
Erected 2000 by Utah State Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 45.912′ N, 111° 53.553′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake
Capitol Theatre Marker and East Theater Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Capitol Theatre Marker and East Theater Entrance
City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on 200 South, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located to the right of the entrance doors on the east side of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 46 West 200 South, Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herald Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salt Lake Herald Building (about 500 feet away); Great Salt Lake City Station (about 500 feet away); First National Bank Building (about 500 feet away); The Pony Express (about 600 feet away); Eagle Emporium Building (about 700 feet away); The Old Clock (about 700 feet away); Commercial Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Capitol Theatre Fašade image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
3. Capitol Theatre Fašade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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