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dynne commented about Rialto Theater on Feb 12, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Here’s an update for the architect that may be useful:
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Cobb, Oscar
(State of Maine, 1847-1908)
Midwestern theater architect who designed the famous Heuck Opera House (1883), NWC Vine and 13th streets, Over-the-Rhine, which was part of complex that included the still-existing People’s Theater. The Opera House, one of the largest and acoustically most admired in the region, was demolished ca. 1859.
Cobb moved to Chicago after the Fire of 1871, almost immediately specializing in theater design. Among his works elsewhere was the Frankfort, Ky. Opera House.

dynne commented about Faurot Opera House on Aug 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

The Faurot Opera House’s architect was Oscar Cobb of Chicago, already notable for his theater work in the Midwest.

Local publications claim that architect David Belasco copied the theater layout and design for his Stuyvesant Theater (later renamed the Belasco Theater, architect George Keister) in New York City, which opened in 1907.