Exceptional early 1930's American Art Deco exterior terra cotta frieze panel salvaged from the Nortown Theater facade prior to demolition. Provenance: ex: Urban Remains Chicago via private collection. Measures 30in width x 20.5in height x 5in depth. The original off-white marbleized finish remains largely intact, with surface discoloration evident from years of exposure to the elements. The large single-sided ornamental panel features a striking chevron motif with a figural "tragedy" mask flanked by elegant scrolls and floral motifs. The panel was fabricated by the American Terra Cotta Company, Chicago, IL. The backside has been cleaned of mortar and the steel anchors were carefully removed as well. The Nortown Theater was a Balaban Katz house designed and built in 1931 by architect J. Pridmore. The theatre was located at 6320 N. Western Ave. in Chicago’s West Ridge neighborhood. The theater was torn down in 2007. Urban Remains, Chicago painstakingly salvaged the interior and exterior ornament for nearly half a year.
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