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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Identification

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portalnd Publix, Paramount Theater, the Portland Theater, The Schnitz
Portalnd Publix, Paramount Theater, the Portland Theater, The Schnitz, Block 208 (Lot 1)
222930

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
dark orange
renaissance revival

Usages

theater/opera

Facts

  • The windows on the southern facade appear to be 'bricked in'; however, they were originally designed so the facade would not look plain.
  • In 1972, the City of Portland declared the building a historical landmark, and it was listed in the National Registry of Historic Places shortly thereafter.
  • The original name was changed to The Paramount in 1930.
  • The lower orchestra level and upper balcony level have a combined seating for 2,776 people.
  • In 1984, the neon Paramount sign was removed from the east side.
  • After a year of major restoration improvements, the building was once again open the public in 1984.
  • The original name of the building was Portland Publix, owned by the Paramount-Publix movie theater chain.
  • The theater was purchased by a private owner in 1932.
  • The City of Portland purchased the buildng in 1983.
  • In 1971, the owner of Heathman Hotel planned to purchase the building to build a parking lot.
  • The building was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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Location

1008-1037 SW Broadway
SW Main Street, SW Park Avenue
1037 SW Broadway
97205
Downtown
Downtown
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

63.14 ft
5
1927
1989

Involved Companies

Rapp & Rapp

1989

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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