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Orpheum Theater (Portland, Oregon)
Object NameOrpheum Theater (Portland, Oregon)
Viewexterior: Orpheum Theatre being demolished
Alternate NameEmpress Theater (Portland, Oregon)
Hippodrome Theater (Portland, Oregon)
Pantages Theater (Portland, Oregon)
Creator/RoleBenjamin Marcus Priteca (architect, 1889-1971)
CreatorPriteca, B. Marcus
remodeled, 1926
demolished, 1976
CountryUnited States
Site Detail759 SW Broadway
Photograph DateJuly 23, 1976
PhotographerMarion Dean Ross (1913-1991)
CatalogerEdward H. Teague
Object Typecultural centers (buildings)
theaters (buildings)
motion picture theaters (buildings)
NotesThis theater opened in 1913 as the Empress Theater and operated under the name Hippodrome Theater from 1917-1925. B. Marcus Priteca renovated the structure and it became the Pantages Theater, 1927-29. It was known as the Orpheum Theater, 1929-1976. The site was occupied by Nordstrom's, Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Metadata NotesDescription of this work is based initially on documentation supplied by the image provider. It is often the case with gift slides that very little information is provided. Review and updating of descriptive information by the collection cataloger is ongoing.
Digital CollectionBuilding Oregon: Architecture of Oregon & the Pacific Northwest
Source CollectionArchitecture & Allied Arts Library, University of Oregon Libraries,
Image SourceGift of Wallace K. Huntington from the estate of Marion Dean Ross
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries
Copyright© University of Oregon. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License ( ). Acknowledgement of the University of Oregon Libraries as a source is required.
File Namepna_07173.jpg
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Oregon Libraries
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