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The restoration of the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, led by Martinez+Johnson Architects, was a $95-million, multi-year project. Shown here is the lobby. Photo: Whitney Cox. Read article.

 

 

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VOL. 28/NO. 4 August 2015

Table of Contents

 

FEATURES

The Shows Go On
Formerly forgotten and neglected, some historic theaters are being restored and are serving as a catalyst in the revival of communities around the country.

Suggestions for Theater Work
A primer on the Do's and Don'ts of theater work by Michael Schnoering of Mills + Schnoering Architecture.

RECENT PROJECTS
Back in the Saddle Again
The White Horse Inn of Metamora, MI, had been restored and updated by von Staden Architects of Royal Oak, MI, using local materials and workers.

An Investment in History
Charlie Allen put his restoration skills to work on his own office in Cambridge, MA.

Treasuring Tradition
The Romanesque Revival structure that houses the Abbeville Bank and Trust Company in southern Louisiana got a new lease on life, thanks to a renovation led by Paul J. Allain Architect.

 

PRODUCT REPORT
Making Sense of Metal Windows
Steel and aluminum windows are showing up in more historic buildings.

 

BOOK REVIEW
Americans at the École
Americans in Paris: Foundations of America’s Architectural Gilded Age
By Jean Paul Carlhian and Margot M. Ellis
Reviewed by Annabel Hsin

 

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