AKA: Chapman's Alician Court Theater Project, Fullerton, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Durfee, M. Eugene, Architect (firm); Morien Eugene Durfee Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1923

Fullerton, CA

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Owner Stanley Chapman engaged Los Angeles architect, M. Eugene Durfee, to design a mixed-use theatre, retail, and office building on a 60 X 148-foot lot for $75,000. The initial exhibitor lessee was to have been Harry Lee Wilber.

Unbuilt; this project by M. Eugene Durfee was not constructed; instead, owner C. Stanley Chapman selected the Los Angeles architects, Meyer and Holler, to design another venue in 1924-1925; the Chapman Family had a great deal of clout in Fullerton, CA, as C. Stanley's father, C.C. Chapman, helped to establish the orange industry in Orange County, served as Fullerton's first mayor, and founded Chapman College. Raymond Kennedy, working for the Meyer and Holler firm, would design the second, realized Alician Theatre.

PCAD id: 10332