Tivoli Theater

709 Broad St., Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The Tivoli Theater, built in 1920-21, is a well preserved and excellent example of the downtown Grand Palace Theater built throughout America in the 1920s. Its elaborate and exotic architectural and decorative detail, its conveniences, and luxurious materials combine to make theater going a complete social as well as entertainment phenomenon infrequently rivaled. Notable is its elaborate plaster work, rich colors and textures, marble, and theater organ. It was also among the first buildings in the United States to be air-conditioned. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1973
Reference number
73001779
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Theater
Current function
Civic
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
1925

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER
  • July 30, 2010: New Street View added by Eddie Douthitt

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