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    • B. F. Keith Theatre, lobby.

    • B. F. Keith Theatre, lobby.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; B. F. Keith Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Original address: 506 W. Walnut Street (Building demolished in 1952). The lobby of the B. F. Keith Theatre (a.k.a. National Theatre) had a domed and decorated ceiling with pendant chandeliers. Handwritten on front: Caufield & Shook Photo....
    • Dartmouth Apartments, September 1, 1927.

    • Dartmouth Apartments, September 1, 1927.

    • Buildings; Apartments; Building construction; Dartmouth Apartments (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 1416 Willow Ave. Between 1912 and 1930, 165 apartment buildings were constructed in Louisville. During this period, Joseph & Joseph built three luxury apartment buildings near Cherokee Park which are regarded as cultural landmarks: The...
    • Rialto Theatre, construction.

    • Rialto Theatre, construction.

    • Buildings; Building construction; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969.) This scene from the construction of the Rialto Theatre shows workmen standing on beams and four men in suits. We are fairly certain that the two men in the middle are Alfred Joseph (left) and his...
    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). This is the grand staircase to the promenade of the Rialto Theatre. The staircase appears to be made of marble with tile flooring. Modeled on the Capitol Theater in New York City, only the best of...
    • Rialto Theatre construction, October 13, 1920.

    • Rialto Theatre construction, October 13, 1920.

    • Buildings; Building construction; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969.) This photograph captures the building of the Rialto Theatre. You can see the rounded edge of the stage as well as the tiered seating. Numerous workmen are shown, but the picture is centered on two...
    • Rialto Theatre construction, October 13, 1920.

    • Rialto Theatre construction, October 13, 1920.

    • Buildings; Building construction; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969) . The classical façade of the Rialto made extensive use of white-glazed terra cotta tile from Cincinnati's Rookwood Pottery. This scene shows some of the machinery used in the construction as well...
    • Rialto Theatre second level promenade.

    • Rialto Theatre second level promenade.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). The second floor promenade of the Rialto Theatre included chandeliers, wall paper, frescoed ceilings, mirrors, chairs and loveseats, and table with mythological figures forming the pedestal....
    • Rialto Theatre stage.

    • Rialto Theatre stage.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). This view of the Rialto Theatre stage was probably taken from the balcony and shows an elegant stage, with orchestra pit and music stands. The stage is framed by an ornately tiled arch and the walls...
    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969). This view of the Rialto Theatre stage was probably taken from the balcony and shows an elegant stage, with orchestra pit. The stage is framed by an ornately tiled arch and two box seats....
    • Majestic Theatre, exterior.

    • Majestic Theatre, exterior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Majestic Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 618 S. Fourth Street (Building no longer exists.) The Majestic opened as a vaudeville theater in 1908. Beyond that fact, however, its history is far less certain. The most commonly stated version is that the 1908 theater was torn down and...
    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Rialto Theatre interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Rialto Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 616 S. Fourth Street (Demolished, 1969.) This scene shows the projection room of the Rialto Theatre. Handwritten on front: Rialto Theatre - Louisville KY. Stamped on front: American Motion Picture Co. Louisville, KY. Handwritten on back:...
    • East Broadway Theatre, lobby.

    • East Broadway Theatre, lobby.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; East Broadway Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 816 E. Broadway. This interior shot of the East Broadway Theatre lobby shows a wall mural of a countryside, tiled walls and floors and a metal-grilled ticket counter. The sign over the ticket window reads, "Prices / Boxes 15¢ /...
    • B. F. Keith Theatre, exterior.

    • B. F. Keith Theatre, exterior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Canopies; Billboards; B. F. Keith Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 506 W. Walnut Street (Building demolished in 1952.). The exterior of the B. F. Keith Theatre (a.k.a. National Theatre) is shown with signs for upcoming shows. The structure includes a rounded canopy accenting the roundness of both the...
    • B. F. Keith Theatre, exterior.

    • B. F. Keith Theatre, exterior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Canopies; Carriages & coaches; B. F. Keith Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 506 W. Walnut Street (Building demolished in 1952.). This street scene shows a side view of the exterior of the B. F. Keith Theatre (a.k.a. National Theatre) and includes a globe-lanterned street light, a horse with delivery cart, and...
    • Aristo Theatre.

    • Aristo Theatre.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Snack bars; Billboards; Aristo Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 1603 S. Second Street. This building served as the neighborhood theater for a mixed professional and working class area near the present duPont Manual High School. An arched entryway appears to have drapery suspended from above. The...
    • Royal Theatre.

    • Royal Theatre.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Motion picture theaters; Cultural facilities; Royal Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 1809 W. Broadway. This, the first of Joseph & Joseph's suburban theaters, brought all the stylistic elements, detail and elegance of its larger, downtown predecessors to what was an emerging trend, the neighborhood theater devoted...
    • East Broadway Theatre, stage.

    • East Broadway Theatre, stage.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; East Broadway Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 816 E. Broadway. This interior shot of the East Broadway Theatre shows the wooden seating, two balconies and performance area. The stage includes a backdrop mural with an organ down in front of the stage. Handwritten on front: Photo by...
    • East Broadway Theatre, exterior.

    • East Broadway Theatre, exterior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; East Broadway Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Address: 816 E. Broadway. This exterior shot of the East Broadway Theatre shows its twin balconies, lead-paned windows, inset clock, and advertisements for upcoming shows. Although plainer in style than the Royal Theater, Joseph & Joseph's...
    • B. F. Keith Theater, interior.

    • B. F. Keith Theater, interior.

    • Buildings; Theaters; Cultural facilities; Organs; Balconies; B. F. Keith Theatre (Louisville, Ky.)

    • Original address: 506 W. Walnut Street (Demolished, 1952). Built as a vaudeville theater by the National Theater Company in 1913, the design came from the architectural workshop of Albert Kahn. The National Theater was sold within the year to the...
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