Elsinore Theatre (Salem, Oregon)

Title
Elsinore Theatre (Salem, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Creator
Lawrence and Holford Lawrence, Ellis Fuller Holford, William
Photographer
Shellenbarger, Michael
Creator Display
Lawrence & Holford (architecture firm, 1913-1928) Ellis Fuller Lawrence (architect, 1879-1946) William Gordon Holford (architect, 1878-1970)
Description
National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 1994)
View
exterior
Provenance
University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1920-1929
Style Period
Gothic Revival
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views cultural centers (buildings) playhouses (buildings)
Location
Salem >> Marion County >> Oregon >> United States Marion County >> Oregon >> United States Oregon >> United States United States
Street Address
170 High Street, Southeast Salem
Date
1926
Identifier
pna_19942
Item Locator
Shellenbarger Collection, L:30 / 99-06648
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Source
Gift of Michael Shellenbarger
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
Guide to the Ellis Fuller Lawrence Papers , Northwest Digital Archives, http://nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu/findaid/ark:/80444/xv35243 Ellis Lawrence Building Survey, https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/dspace/handle/1794/2150
Note
"The Elsinore Theatre represents the fulfillment of a dream of George B . Guthrie of Portland to create the best and finest theatre in Salem. An attorney, art collector and art critic, he financed and conceived the entire project, even traveling to England to study Shakespearean theatre design . Guthrie chose the firm of Lawrence and Holford to design the theatre . He also chose to live in an Ellis Lawrence designed home in Portland. The theatre is significant as the most intact example of 1920's theatre design in Salem and the only example of a Gothic style theatre of this period within the state of Oregon. Fred . S . Allyn is attributed with the interior design and Ellis Lawrence is attributed with the design of the exterior." Lawrence Survey, Significance statement