Virginia Theater, Champaign, Illinois
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The Virginia Theater was built between the years 1920 and 1921. It was named after the commissioner’s (A.W. Stolman’s) daughter, Elizabeth Virginia Stolman. It was designed by C. Howard Cane and H. Kenneth Franzheim. The exterior is based on designs from the Italian renaissance; the awning is yellow and red and there are trailing vines on the roof. The interior style is Spanish Renaissance with designs of shield, heraldic symbols, busts of Spanish figures such as Cortez Hernandez. The opening play of December 28, 1921 was called “The Bat.” A personal primary source shoebox; How we learn about communities; Introduction of artifacts as primary souce; Urban Treasure Hunt 16 History; 18 Social Systems
|Mike Marassa, Edison Middle School, Champaign, Illinois|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
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