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1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 60 (48)

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition
1947-48 Theatre Catalog
1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 60
Page 60

1947-48 Theatre Catalog, 6th Edition, Page 60

A House in Burgundy, Blue, and Yellow Adorns Cincinnati's Price' Hill

The Covedale Theatre

In the heart of Cincinnatils Price Hill district stands one of the most luxurious theatres in the Midwest, the Covedale, designed by F and Y Building Service.

The entire front design is a harlmonious combination of buff-colored face brick, local limestone, and multi-colored terra cotta tower, approximately 20 feet in circumference, on top of which is surmounted a series of horizontal flutings. Around the front of the ellipse is mounted an ornamental vertical Sign, spelling out the name tiCovedale" in channel letters highlighted by colored neon, facing in two directions. On top of the horizontal fluted ornamentation is a huge lantern of bronze and glass, topped by a metal spire, extending ap Tl-IE COyEDALE THEATRE has a sign and marquee erected by American Sign. With letters by Wagner Sign Service. The terra cotta front is by Federal Seaboard Terra Cotta. Sidewalk radiant heating was installed by B. and 1. Jacobs. Display lrames were designed by the F and Y


proximately 62 feet from the grade.

0n the left half of the front elevation, a formal multi-colored terra cotta garden wall has been erected in front of an ivory ornamental panel, rising to the roof, which accentuates that portion of the front elevation.

A semi-circular box office, centered in the entrance area, is flanked on either side by three huge solid glass doors, trimmed with stainless steel. Entering into the first foyer are six additional glass doors, which aHord partial visibility of this area from the street. The foyer is kidney-shaped and decorated in various shades of blue and bright canary yellow.

A completely equipped concession

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by Libby-Owens-Ford.

counter, decorated in rich tufted leatherette, serves both the first lobby and the foyer. There is plenty of display space for the various items offered for sale, as well as ample storage space under the counter and in the rooms to the rear of the concession area.

Rest rooms are to the left and right of the foyer. The Womenls powder room is featured in peach, with daylight blue neon lighting. A full mirror powder table and structural glass shelf extend the length of one wall. The peach tile toilet room has a terrazzo floor and Alabama marble toilet partitions. The men's rest room is completed in apple green tile, Alabama white marble, and a terrazzo floor.

Building Service, which designed the theatre. Glass Doors are Fulvuo. in the box office are Automaticket machines by General Register and coin machines by Brandt. The ticket box railing and rope are from Reliance Art Metal. Three materials are used in the facing.


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