John Jacob Zink

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John Jacob Zink (1886-1952) was an American architect who designed movie houses in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.


He studied at the Maryland Institute, and practiced with Wyatt and Nolting. He studied at the Columbia School of Architecture. He worked with architect Thomas W. Lamb. He worked for Ewald G. Blanke, a famous Baltimore architect from 1916-1924. Their firm of Blanke and Zinc was located at 835 Equitable Building in Baltimore City.

In the early 1920s, he started his own design firm. He was a Streamline Moderne architect. Employing modest designs, he concentrated on details, such as views, lighting and acoustics. He incorporated such amenities as nurseries, lounges and smoking rooms.[1]


Carver Theater just before it opened as the Anacostia Community Museum, 1967


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