Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall

3711 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48201

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Here is an illustrated article about Orchestra Hall in the August, 1920, issue of the professional journal Architecture. There are two photos, plus floor plans of four levels of the theater (scroll down.) There is also one photo of C. Howard Crane’s Grand Theatre in Pittsburgh. There are several additional photos of Orchestra Hall beginning on this page.

The pictures can be resized using the + and- buttons in the toolbar at lower right. Whatever size you chose can be downloaded using the usual right click and save commands. That’s useful when the pictures are displayed sideways, as they sometimes are.

CSWalczak on December 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm

There are pictures of Detroit Orchestra Hall/Paradise Theater here, (which may have been originally pointed to in some of the earlier now dead links): View link

kencmcintyre on December 31, 2008 at 4:19 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, October 1947:

DETROIT-The Paradise Theater will reopen October 10 featuring Count Basie and Pearl Bailey. The house will continue its successful policy of playing colored star names with class B pictures on a first run basis. Upcoming bookings include Cab Calloway, October 17; Duke Ellington, October 24; Illinois Jacquet, October 31; Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald, November 14; and Erskine Hawkins and Arnett Cobb, November 21.

sdoerr on December 27, 2004 at 6:17 pm

This was Crane’s first theater he designed.

sdoerr on July 23, 2004 at 2:10 am

A fully restored and modernized Orchestra Hall debuted with the grand opening of the Max M. Fisher Music Center on October 11, 2003.
Orchestra Hall