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Architectural Form

A. Paul Glauser
Library of Congress, 06 November 1980, page 1

Prepared by A. Paul Glauser, 6 November 1980, HABS No. UT-102, page 1, Library of Congress 

 
 
STATE: 
Utah
 
COUNTY: 
Box Elder
 
TOWN OR VICINITY: 
Brigham City
 
HISTORIC NAME OF STRUCTURE: 
Roxy Theatre
 
COMPLETE ADDRESS: 
106 South State Street
 
DATE OF CONSTRUCTION: 
1904 (from title abstract) (See also Section on alterations, additions)
 
SIGNIFICANCE (ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL, INCLUDE ORIGINAL USE OF STRUCTURE):
Front facade is the best example of Art Deco style in Brigham City. Prior to 1931, structure was the Fishburn dry goods store. Southern half of site was originally an important assembly hall, parts of which may still remain in the theatre building.
 
STYLE (IF APPROPRIATE):
Art Deco Front Facade
 
MATERIAL OF CONSTRUCTION (INCLUDE STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS)
Masonry
 
SHAPE AND DIMENSIONS OF STRUCTURE (SKETCHED FLOOR PLANS ON SEPARATE PAGES ARE ACCEPTABLE):
Front is a rectangle 150 feet deep (east-west), excluding marquee overhang and 50 feet wide (north-south).
 
EXTERIOR FEATURES OF NOTE:
Strong vertical features in upper front facade include lighting fixtures and three vertical rows of small windows. Lower facade is ceramic tile (yellow with green and blue trim); upper facade is painted light green. Most remarkable feature is "Roxy" marquee.
 
INTERIOR FEATURES OF NOTE (DESCRIBE FLOOR PLANS, IF NOT SKETCHED)
Front doors enter into small lobby devoid of decoration. Doors of lobby lead to cellar, closets, restrooms, and projection room above. Auditorium is about 100 feet deep and 50 feet wide, with shallow stage at west end. Stage is flanked by doors on either side exiting to parking lot. No celler is present
 
MAJOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS WITH DATES
See Attached Sheets
[Alterations] [Sketch]
 
PRESENT CONDITION AND USE
Exterior is in fair condition but interior is deteriorated (many seats broken and missing, screen torn and unusable, carpet and flooring badly worn.)
 
OTHER INFORMATION AS APPROPRIATE
Theatre has been closed for at least 1 year. Structure will be demolished in about December 1980.
 
SOURCES OF INFORMATION (INCLUDE LISTING ON NATIONAL REGISTER, STATE REGISTERS, ETC.)
Research notes made by Sarah Yates, reporter with the Box Elder News, 1976 article on city's theatres; Sanborn maps (University of Utah archives); personal visits to structure by compiler; interview with J. Lloyd Webb, last operator of the theatre; interview with Rick Huchel, Brigham City Museum curator.
 
COMPILER, AFFILIATION:
A. Paul Glauser
APA Planning & Research
333 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
 
DATE:
November 6, 1980