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State Theatre Center for the Arts (State Theatre)

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State Theatre
1922, Thomas White Lamb. 25–35 E. Main St.

Designed by renowned theater designer Thomas White Lamb (1871–1942), architect of a half-dozen theaters on New York City's Broadway, the 1,600-seat State Theatre has hosted everyone from the Dorsey Brothers and Cab Calloway to Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash. Although initially designed for movies and vaudeville, the stage now accommodates full theatrical productions. The exterior, fashioned from a soft brown–colored brick, has Renaissance-style arches crowning three terra-cotta-trimmed windows above the marquee. A foliated entablature of green and blue highlights the parapet at the roofline. The original ticket windows remain, and much of the original restrained classical interior decor has been maintained.

Writing Credits

Lu Donnelly et al.


What's Nearby


Lu Donnelly et al., "State Theatre Center for the Arts (State Theatre)", [Uniontown, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 1

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Lu Donnelly, H. David Brumble IV, and Franklin Toker. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010, 238-238.

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