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Tower Theater

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1927, Hodgens and Hill. 19 S. 69th St.

Now a popular music venue, the Tower Theater is conservatively styled with a classical lower facade and tower, but with a steel radio tower that gave the building identity at the beginning of the media age. Scattered around the district are a host of one- and two-story buildings by lesser known architects, including Thalheimer and Weitz and Stetler and Deysher, who encrusted small-scale commercial buildings with eye-catching panels of brilliantly colored Art Deco ornament that make up the region's best collection of 1920s commercial architecture.

Writing Credits

George E. Thomas


What's Nearby


George E. Thomas, "Tower Theater", [, Pennsylvania], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of PA vol 2

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, George E. Thomas, with Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, and Bruce Thomas. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 231-231.

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