Shards 'n Snippets Spring 2014
1928-March 17, 2014
Palo Alto, California
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From Tile Historian Michael Padwee’s “Tiles in New York blogspot”
Movie Palaces-Part 2: The Loews 175th Street Theatre
Loews 175th Street Theatre: A Movie Palace Preserved
“In 1929 and 1930, Loew's opened five ornate theaters in the New York area. One theater opened in Jersey City, the others were in the New York boroughs of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan. Each of these 'Wonder Theaters' held more than 3,000 people; they were built for both stage and screen presentations, which was the norm at that time. Architect Thomas Lamb [1871-1942] designed 180 theaters in the early part of the 20th century; one of these is the 175th Street Theater, later known as the United Palace Theater. The last of the wonder theaters, its tall steeple beckoned to movie- and theater-goers alike.” MORE...
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“UNDER THE SEA” NCECA 2014 K-12 Ceramic Exhibition... showing many vessels and sculptural pieces by students K-12th Grade... and occasional wonderful tiles like these! By an 8th Grade student (unnamed) Batavia Middle School, Batavia, OH ( Teacher: Nathan Warvel) See all the entries CLICK
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