AKA: Music Box Theater #1, Downtown, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Bittman, Henry W., Architect and Engineer (firm); Henry W. Bittman (architect/structural engineer)

Dates: constructed 1927-1928, demolished 1987

1414 5th Avenue
Downtown, Seattle, WA 98101-2314

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John Hamrick owned the florid Music Box Theatre #1, which opened 08/02/1928. It held 846 patrons.

The front facade featured a long canopy with an elaborate cornice covering an inset entryway. Three exaggeratedly Baroque pediments (with supporting pilasters) framed windows illuminating the lobby. Another ornate cornice lined the eaves. A blade marquis stood centrally above the entrance announcing the venue's location. The facades of the Music Box #1 (1928) and the Seattle Fox Theatre (1929) resembled each other, each having a triplet of Baroque windows lighting an interior lobby and elaborate ornamentation at the cornice line. The Fox was a larger and more grandiose version of the Music Box #1.

Demolished 02/1987;

PCAD id: 5122