AKA: Broadway Palace Theatre, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA; Henderson's Orpheum Theater and Office Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - performing arts structures - theatres

Designers: Lansburgh, G. Albert, Architect (firm); Leonardt, Carl, Building Contractor (firm); Gustave Albert Lansburgh (architect); Carl Heinrich Leonardt (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1910-1911

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Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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The Orpheum Theatre Building #3 was located on Broadway between 6th and 7th Streets.


In 1913, the Orpheum Theatre #3 was one of four theatres operating within two blocks on one side of Broadway. These included the Orpheum #3, Pantages, Morosco and the Garrick.

Building Notes

Theatre historian David Naylor, in his American Picture Palaces The Architecture of Fantasy, (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1981, p. 216), indicated that the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, designed by Gustave A. Lansburgh (1876-1969) seated 1,950 people.

PCAD id: 7801