Catlow Theatre

112--116 W. Main St., Barrington, Illinois

Listed as on of the top ten theaters in the United States

Photos 

Overview Looking Northwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in December 2015

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Street View 

Description 

Tudor Revival/Jacobean-inspired theater opened on May 28th, 1927. It was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Betts & Holcomb. The interior was designed by renowned sculptor & designer, Alfonso Iannelli. A Kimball theater organ Was installed in the theatre in 1927 but is no longer extant.

The Catlow was named one of the ten best theaters in the United States by American Way magazine.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 21, 1989
Reference number
89001112
Architectural style
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Tudor Revival
Areas of significance
Engineering; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Restaurant; Theater; Specialty store
Current functions
Theater; Specialty store; Restaurant
Period of significance
1925-1949

Update Log 

  • December 20, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status, Added Description and Added Photos
  • December 27, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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