Rendering of Philadelphia’s Boyd Theatre

posted by HowardBHaas on February 9, 2009 at 7:55 am

Friends of the Boyd are pleased to share with you our link to this
wonderful rendering of what Philadelphia’s historic Boyd Theatre’s
Chestnut Street frontage would look like restored to its original 1928 exterior (albeit without the vertical sign).

Friends of the Boyd link

Thanks to architects Martinez and Johnson of Washington D.C. for the incredible work they have done on this project over the years, originally for Clear Channel and currently for Philadelphia developer Hal Wheeler. As to the vertical sign, Gary Martinez has stated they will design so the vertical could later be installed. Because the 1928 photos are black and white, the proposed colors for the Boyd frontage were derived from original Art Deco colors discovered at the Boyd Theatre.

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Howard B. Haas
(volunteer) President, Friends of the Boyd, Inc.

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HowardBHaas on February 9, 2009 at 9:34 am

I’m hoping that link will be fixed soon. Here is the link:

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