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There is an article in regards to the opening of the Waldorf in the “Akron Beacon Journal”, 6/18/1913, page 3. Wasn’t able to copy the article but if you have newspapers.com you’ll be able to pull it up. If I find a way to download, I’d be happy to add! Thanks for the link to the Ohio Architects and Builders journal!
Does anyone know when the architects Braverman and Havermaet were involved? They weren’t the original architects as they didn’t work together until at least 1921 and Braverman was born in 1894 so he would have only been 18. Assuming it was some sort of remodel. Appreciate any information!
According to the American Architect and Architecture Journal, 9/13/1922, Braverman and Havermaet had just announced they were going into partnership. Perhaps they were both working for Moreland and decided to become official partners in 22. Did find another tidbit. In the Industrial Arts Index, Vol. 10, 1921, the theatre is listed with the name I. T. Frary. Frary worked in interior design as well as doing other types of artwork. Not sure what his involvement was, but interesting. Thanks for all the information!
If anyone’s interested, the architect of the original building was W. S. Arrasmith, a Louisville architect who designed many Art Deco buildings, including 50+ Greyhound Bus Terminals. (a great book if you’re interested is The Streamlined Era Greyhound Terminal by Frank E. Wrenick). Thanks for the great info – always learn a lot on Cinema Treasures!
Cool memories! I only know about this theatre because of the architect (who I’m researching now). James Whitford Sr. He did several other theatre’s and his son did a few as well. Just thought I’d throw that tidbit out – I’m an architectural historian so finding out the architect of these amazing buildings is what I love! Thanks for the great stories!
Thanks for the new info, I’ll take a closer look!
The Grand Theatre was designed in 1929 by architect Charles Altfillisch. He’s listed with one theatre the Watts, in Osage. Not sure how to add this one to his list.
Confused…why is this listed under Rapp and Rapp Architects?
Is this definitely a Rapp and Rapp? I ask because Cornelius died in 1926, George in 1942. If it opened in 1949, they were both gone.
Any new information? What have they decided? Curious!
It was turned into a Walgreen’s with expensive living space above (a 2 bd, 1200 sf, apt sold for $800,000 last year). Sad but at least the building wasn’t ripped down like so many others. Just turned into housing that no one can afford.
You probably already know this, but I just saw this page. The address is now 3306 Garrison. It probably changed because it was originally the first building on the block and/or the building where the gas station is faced the other street. Either way, great building! Btw, the architect was the son of the Glidden Varnish/Paint founder.