Ukiah Theatre

posted by frenchjr25 on March 1, 2007 at 4:40 am

Hello out there,

Research is currently being done in regards to archtiect William B. David. I am looking for information regarding his possibly designing the Ukiah Theatre, in Ukiah, California.

The Ukiah was initaly designed in 1941 but was not built until 1948 because of WWII. It was built for Trinity Theaters, which was owned by George Mann (which I think was an off shoot of Redwood Theatres seeing that after it was built, Redwood is listed as owner and Redwood was owned by Mann). The Ukiah is listed in “The Show Starts on the Sidewalk” as being designed by the firm of S. Charles Lee in 1941.

I am looking for any documentation confirming that David designed it, or if it indeed was designed by the Lee firm(seeing that David had left the firm in the late ‘30s). Any help would be greatly appreciated. If you know where the S. Charles Lee archives might be I would greatly appreciate it as well.

Thank you,
Best of Ukiah

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BhillH20 on March 1, 2007 at 9:32 am

The S Charles Lee Collection is kept here at UCLA Westwood Campus in Los Angeles.

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