Levy & Klein

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Levy & Klein was a prominent architectural firm known for their theater designs. Their work includes the Landmark's Century Centre Cinema in Chicago and Marbro Theater in Chicago.[1] Their work also includes the Granada Theatre (Chicago) and North Avenue Baths Building (1921).[2] Edward Eichenbaum is credited with several of the firm's theater designs.[3]

North Avenue Baths[edit]

The North Avenue Baths closed in the late 1980s They were almost torn down, but went-up for auction and were purchased by Steve Soble and Howard Natinsky in 1994. The building was converted into a ground floor restaurant space and upstairs apartments.[2]

Edward Eichenbaum[edit]

Eichenbaum is credited with designing the Granada Theater at 6427 N. Sheridan Road; Landmark's Century Centre Cinema at 2828 N. Clark Street; Marbro Theatre at 4110 W. Madison Street; and The Landmark's Century Center Cinema (originally the Diversey Theater) at 4710 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.[4][5] The Landmark's Century Center Cinema remains open as a theater.[6]

Additional work[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b [2]
  3. ^ http://www.compassrose.org/balaban-and-katz/Diversey-Century-Theatre.html
  4. ^ Edward Eichenbaum Cinema Treasures
  5. ^ The four major works of Levy & Klein, Architects : as designed by Edward Eichenbaum / by Joseph DuciBella Joseph R Duci Bella NA6835 .C5 1999 Published in Elmhurst, Illinois by the Theatre Historical Society of America 1999; Theatre Historical Society annual no. 26Annual (Theatre Historical Society (U.S.)) no. 26 cover title: "Diversey Theatre, Granada Theatre, Marbro Theatre, Regal Theatre, Chicago, Illinois." 50 pages, illustrated; 22 x 28 cm OCLC Number: 43747364
  6. ^ Landmark's Century Center Cinema Cinema Treasures
  7. ^ Hotel Felix Chicago Architecture