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elmsdale commented about Ballard Theatre on Jun 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Webster and Stevens were photographers, not architects. The architect of the building was William R. Grant.

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elmsdale commented about Liberty Theatre on Apr 7, 2010 at 8:43 am

This is probably another theater designed for Jensen and Von Herberg by Seattle architect Henderson Ryan.

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elmsdale commented about Liberty Theatre on Apr 7, 2010 at 8:09 am

This Theater is stylistically similar to Seattle’s Liberty Theatre (1916). The theatre was managed by Jensen and Von Herberg, who also hired Ryan to design Butte’s Rialto Theatre.

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elmsdale commented about Rialto Theater on Apr 7, 2010 at 7:53 am

A 1917 article from Pacific Builder and Engineer (Barnes, Horace. “Patented Ramp in Liberty Theatre Seattle.” Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 27, 1917, p. 16.) states that Jensen and Von Herberg were the “lessees” of the theatre and that Seattle architect Henderson Ryan was the designer using his patented ramp design. Stylistically, the Rialto is very similar to the Liberty Theatre. Ryan was also working on Butte’s Peoples Theatre and another unknown theatre in Helena at the time. The Neptune Theatre (1921) in Seattle, also by Ryan, looks like a stripped down version of the Rialto.