Orpheum Theater

Orpheum Theater (HMXT8)

Location: Madison, WI 53703 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.492', W 89° 23.333'

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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.

Designated December 01, 1998
HM NumberHMXT8
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Madison Landmarks Commission series
Marker Number138
Year Placed2011
Placed ByThe Madison Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 305518 N 4771898
Decimal Degrees43.07486667, -89.38888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.492', W 89° 23.333'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 29.52" N, 89° 23' 19.98" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 222 State St, Madison WI 53703, US
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