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Granada Theater Collection, 1925-1987

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The Art Institute of Chicago

Finding Aid Published: 2001

Granada Theater Collection, 1925-1987

Accession Number: 1990.6

Electronic access to this finding aid was made possible through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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COLLECTION SUMMARY:
TITLE:Granada Theater Collection, 1925-1987
EXTENT:1 portfolio and flatfile materials
REPOSITORY: Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603-6110
(312) 443-7292 phone
rbarchives@artic.edu
http://www.artic.edu/aic/libraries/rbarchives/rbarchives.html
ABSTRACT:Architectural drawings and photographs documenting the Granada Theater in Chicago, Illinois, designed by architects Levy and Klein in 1925.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:Black and white photographic prints and architectural reprographic prints.
ORIGINATION: Watts, Daniel D.
ACQUISITION INFORMATION:This collection was donated to the Ryerson and Burnham Archives by Daniel D. Watts in 1990.

HISTORICAL NOTE:
The Granada Theater, located at 6427 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago, Illinois, was designed by Edward E. Eichenbaum for Levy and Klein Architects. The building opened in 1926 and continued to operate as a movie theater into the mid-1970s. The theater was demolished in 1989. Daniel D. Watts was active in the " Save Granada Theater Committee," founded in the mid-1980s when the theater was threatened with demolition.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
The photographs were taken circa 1987, to be used both as documentary resources and as publicity to attract support for the theater's renovation. Unless otherwise stamped, the photographs were taken by Daniel D. Watts and printed by Michael F. Williams. The collection also includes a small group of architectural working drawings for the theater, store and loft building. The drawings are not the final " as built" set.

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
Photographs are collected in Series I. Series II contains the architectural drawings, listed in order of sheet number, as indicated in parentheses.

CONTROLLED ACCESS POINTS:
This collection and other related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs:
Granada Theater (Chicago, Ill.)
Granada Theater (Chicago, Ill.)--History--Sources
Eichenbaum, Edward E.
Levy and Klein, Architects
Motion picture theaters--Illinois--Chicago--History--Sources

ABBREVIATIONS:
AbbreviationDefinition
Flatf.Flatfile
n.d.not dated
PortfolioPortfolio

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The collection is housed in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' on-site stacks.

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS:
This collection may be used by qualified readers in the Reading Room of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago. Collections maintained on-site are available for patron use without prior arrangement or appointment. Collections maintained in off-site storage will be retrieved with advance notification; please consult the Archivist for the current retrieval schedule. For further information, consult http://www.artic.edu/aic/access/access.html

USER RESTRICTIONS:
The Art Institute of Chicago is providing access to the materials in the Libraries' collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of the Art Institute is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Archivist, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to permission from the Art Institute, permission of the copyright owner (if not the Art Institute) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distribution, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. The Art Institute makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

PREFERRED CITATION:
Granada Theater Collection, Ryerson and Burnham Archives, The Art Institute of Chicago.

PROCESSING INFORMATION:
The collection was processed by staff of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives. This finding aid was revised and expanded by Annemarie van Roessel in 2002.

ITEM INVENTORY:
LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES I: PHOTOGRAPHS
Portf. 1
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints. Shows architectural ornamentation, details of the ceiling, and staircases.
c.1987 15
Portf. 1
Interior views.
Black and white photographic prints. 11 x 14 . Shows details of sculpture reliefs, ornamentation, ceiling, staircases and the projection room.
c.1987 10






LOCATIONCONTENTSDATESITEMS

SERIES II: ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS
Flatf. 14.1
Front elevation (small scale). (1)
Blueprint on paper and electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
c.1925 2
Flatf. 14.1
Front elevation (large scale). (2)
Blueprint on paper and electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
01/[10?]/1925 2
Flatf. 14.1
Main floor plan. (5)
Blueprint on paper and electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
01/10/1925 2
Flatf. 14.1
Mezzanine floor plan. (6)
Blueprint on paper and electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
01/10/1925 3
Flatf. 14.1
Lower balcony plan. (7)
Electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
01/10/1925 1
Flatf. 14.1
Upper balcony plan. (8)
Blueprint on paper and electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
01/10/1925 3
Flatf. 14.2
Balcony plan. (9)
Electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
c.1925 1
Flatf. 14.2
Sections through theater, lounge and ticket lobby. (13)
Blueprint on paper and electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
c.1925 2
Flatf. 14.2
Longitudinal section through stage. (17)
Electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
01/10/1925 1
Flatf. 14.2
Section through seating and truss details. (18)
Electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
c.1925 1
Flatf. 14.2
Ticket booth and large window details. (20)
Blueprint on paper and electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
c.1925 2
Flatf. 14.2
Stairs and railing details. (26)
Electrostatic reprographic print on mylar.
c.1925 1







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