Rapp and Rapp, Architects
— 1925-1927 —The Orpheum Theater is significant as the finest locally surviving theater from the movie palace era. Designed by preeminent theater architects Rapp and Rapp of Chicago, it features a distinctive Art Deco style fa?ade. Its French Renaissance style interior features a lobby and foyer with terrazzo staircases, decorative plaster, and walnut paneling. The theater features brocade fabric on the walls and crystal chandeliers. The building is significant for its association with the movie palace era reflecting the entertainment preferences and popular culture of the early 20th century.
|Series||This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series|
|Placed By||The Madison Landmarks Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 305518 N 4771898|
|Decimal Degrees||43.07486667, -89.38888333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 43° 4.492', W 89° 23.333'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||43° 4' 29.52" N, 89° 23' 19.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 222 State St, Madison WI 53703, US|
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