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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 26 (16)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 26
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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 26

ABOVE IS THE PERRY. PITTSBURGH. built in 1938. The entire from is executed in enamel iron to oiiset Pittsburgh's smoke and soot. Side walls of the auditorium, below. lean toward simplicity.



work, in both the U. S. and the ChinaBurma-India war front.

John Eberson commuted between Washington and New York, serving' the U. S. Government and the theatre industry on the W.P:B. while continuing to supervise the activities of the architectural iirm in New York.

The cessation of hostilities brought father and son together again in their partnership and both were greatly influential in having the construction ban lifted from theatres. In many instances they were successful and with untiring efforts continued. to apply their knowledge and experience in theatre building to the constructionpf many new houses. In areas Where population had shifted greatly, due to the war, Eberson-designed houses sprang up almost over night in reply to the great public demand for proper entertainment facilities.

With the final lifting of the construction ban, the Ebersons were able to put many shelved plans into construction for their farsighted clients. Consequently, many 1000eseat neighborhood theatres were built from Washington to Texas and Ohio to New Jersey.

Mexican interests, which had watched the Ebersons closely, soon commissioned them, through a large banking group, to provide architectural and engineering plans plus personal supervision for their extensive building program in Mexico. The Ebersons therefore opened an oiiice in Mexico City and completed many large projects. They are presently supervising the completion of the more than 4000-seat El Roble Theatre and 14story oifice building, on the Paseo de la

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