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rmpereira
rmpereira commented about Fox Theatre on Jun 27, 2005 at 12:06 pm

I get a very proud feeling when I read the glowing remarks about the Fox interior. My grandfather was the interior designer of the Detroit Fox, the twin of St. Louis. He was considered an acoustical genius, in his day. He also had a magical sense of imagination, as displayed in the Fox.
When he retired he gave all his drawings to my father who stored them in our garage in Detroit. When the drawings were made for the Fox, drafting paper had not been invented. Architectural drawings were made with India ink on starched linen. When my mother wanted a dust cloth she would send my brother to the garage and have him wash out an old drawing. Unfortunately, I am sure a lot of the Fox drawings ended up as poor dust clothes or polishing rags.
My grandfather lived out his later years in Midland,Michigan where he became friends with Eldon Dow of Dow Chemical.

rmpereira
rmpereira commented about Downtown Theater on Nov 4, 2004 at 9:03 am

P.R.Pereira was my grandfather .. I was told long ago he had designed the interior of the Fox theater in Detroit. Can anyone disput or confirm this ..