THE JOHN AND DREW EBERSON ARCHITECTURAL ... - Wolfsonian

Document Sample
THE JOHN AND DREW EBERSON ARCHITECTURAL ... - Wolfsonian Powered By Docstoc
					For questions contact:	
Registrar staff, registrar@thewolf.fiu.edu


THE JOHN AND DREW EBERSON ARCHITECTURAL RECORDS ARCHIVE FINDING AID


CONTENTS

Collection Details
Creators
Title
Arrangement
Biographical Note
Summary
Provenance
Terms Governing Use
Funding
Preferred Citation
Preparator
Associated Materials
For Further Information

Biographical Sketches
John (Adolph Emil) Eberson
Drew (Calvin) Eberson
Sources
Websites (Sources)

Description of the Materials
Series 1. Project Records. 1915-1988 (inclusive)
           Correspondence
           Oversized Manuscript Material
           Photographic Material
           Drawings
Series II. Drew Eberson Materials, ca. 1920s to 1988 (inclusive), 1950-1980 (bulk)
           Subseries A. Personal Papers, ca. 1945-1978
           Subseries B. Photographs, ca. 1920s-1970s
           Subseries C. Professional Papers, ca. 1929-1988 (inclusive), 1950-1980 (bulk)
           Subseries D. John Eberson, 1927-ca. 1947
           Subseries E. Theater History, Preservation, Restoration & Rehabilitation, ca. 1920s-
                        1988 (inclusive), 1970-1985 (bulk)
           Subseries F. Motion Picture Films, ca. 1950s-1960s
Collection Details

CREATORS: Eberson, John, 1875-1954; Eberson, Drew, 1904-1989.

TITLE: The John and Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive, (inclusive), (bulk).

ARRANGEMENT: Arranged in two series:
I. Project Records, 1915-1988 (inclusive).
II. Drew Eberson Materials, ca. 1920s-1988 (inclusive), 1950-1980 (bulk).

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: John Adolph Emil Eberson was born in 1875 in Cernauti, Bukovina, a
region of Austria. He attended the University of Vienna, concentrating on technical engineering.
Eberson emigrated from Austria to the United States, settling in St. Louis in 1901.

John Eberson is best known for his “atmospheric” theaters, with the initial project in this style
usually cited as the Houston Majestic Theatre, completed in 1923. With the offer of a number of
commissions for Loew’s Theaters, John moved the firm to New York City in 1926. In 1928 son
Drew Calvin Eberson was made a full partner in his father’s firm, which then became John and
Drew Eberson, Architects. By the end of the 1920s the Eberson firm had completed nearly a
hundred atmospheric theaters in the eastern two-thirds of the country. This period was
followed by a significant number of Eberson theaters designed and constructed in the Art Deco
style during the 1930s and 1940s.

John Eberson died after a long illness in March of 1954. Drew continued the firm under the
father and son name for another eighteen years. Drew’s major projects included the National
Film Board of Canada’s center in Montreal, designs for suburban drive-in theaters throughout
the United States, and in the 1960s through the 1980s, involvement in the preservation,
restoration, rehabilitation, and renovation of historic theaters (many of which were Eberson
designs). Drew kept the firm’s architectural records as an archive in his home in his later years,
and corresponded frequently with historians, architects, and theater enthusiasts.

SUMMARY: The John and Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive collection includes
drawings, photographs, correspondence, writings, publications, and clippings relating to the
work of John and Drew Eberson as architects and engineers. The series originating solely from
Drew Eberson includes personal papers, photographs, office files, project records, a small
collection of published writings by John Eberson, as well as John’s club membership
certificates, and twenty-two short motion picture films that appear to have been created and
collected by C. J. Latta, Drew’s father-in-law.

PROVENANCE: Gift of Mr. Mitchell Wolfson, Jr., 1991, purchased from the Max Protetch Gallery.
Protetch purchased the original collection from Suzanne Callahan, Drew Eberson’s step-
daughter, in 1986. Parts of the collection were sold and/or gifted to other parties prior to the
purchase by Mitchell Wolfson, Jr.


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 2
ACCESS AND RESTRICTIONS:
The John and Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive is open to research by appointment
only. Researchers are advised to contact registrar@thewolf.fiu.edu prior to visiting.
Researchers are encouraged to review this finding aid and the project index to identify items of
interest in advance of their visit. Because access to items in the archive requires museum staff
handling and oversight, The Wolfsonian encourages researchers to contact registration
personnel to arrange an appointment well in advance of their projected visit to the institution.
(See Access Guidelines and Application)


Researchers may also be asked to provide a letter of introduction from an appropriate individual
or organization.

FUNDING: Arrangement and description of this collection was funded by grants from the Getty
Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

PREFERRED CITATION: Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following
information: Box number, folder number, drawing number, photograph number, title, The John
and Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive, The Wolfsonian–Florida International
University, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

PREPARATOR: Alexander T. Privee (with special thanks to Anne Cuyler Salsich for her
preliminary work on the archive and for preparing the personal papers; Chad Cunha, art
handler; and Amy E. Silverman, assistant registrar).

ASSOCIATED MATERIALS: John Eberson Collection, Architectural Archives, the University of
Pennsylvania. The M. Meredith “Millie” Hill Collection of Orpheum Theatre and John Eberson
Movie Palaces Material, Wichita State University Libraries.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Email: registrar@thewolf.fiu.edu
tel: 305.535.2630
fax: 305.531.2133




The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 3
Biographical Sketches

John (Adolph Emil) Eberson

John Eberson, architect and engineer, was born on January 2, 1875 in Cernauti, Bukovina, a
region of Austria. He was educated in Dresden and at the University of Vienna, where he
specialized in electrical engineering. Eberson served in the Fourteenth Hussars of the Austrian
Army before emigrating to the United States in 1901, settling in a German and Austrian
immigrant community in St. Louis. His first employment was with an electrical contracting
shop, which led to an informal business relationship with a St. Louis contractor-architect,
scenic designer, and theater promoter, the Johnston Realty & Construction Company. In 1903
John married Beatrice Lamb (1885-1954), an interior decorator originally from London. Beatrice
was an important figure in the Eberson architectural firm’s best-known work during the 1920s.
John and Beatrice had three children: Drew, Lora, and Elsa.

The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair introduced John Eberson to the movies, and to Karl Hoblitzelle
of the Interstate Theater Company. The use of temporary building materials in the fair buildings,
pioneered by Daniel Burnham at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, may have
influenced John’s later approach to inexpensive, elaborate interior theater design and
construction methods. In 1904 the Ebersons moved to Hamilton, Ohio, where John opened his
own architectural practice in 1908. He executed his first independent theater design in
Hamilton, as well as commissions for industrial and commercial buildings. In 1910 his
theatrical connections prompted him to move to Chicago for theater design opportunities. It was
there that John built a practice that would include theater projects throughout the United States
and in a number of other countries. In 1926 Loew’s Theaters offered the firm a number of
commissions in New York City, and John relocated the firm there in that year. John’s son Drew
was made a full partner in 1928 under the name John and Drew Eberson, Architects. After
John’s death in 1954, Drew directed the firm under that name for another 18 years.

John Eberson is credited with inventing the “atmospheric” theater style, beginning possibly in
1922 with the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kansas, but most clearly with the 1923 Majestic
Theatre in Houston, commissioned by Hoblitzelle. The success of the Majestic was immediate,
leading to the design and construction of significant numbers of similar theaters by John
Eberson and other architects. By the end of the 1920s the Eberson firm had completed nearly a
hundred atmospheric theaters in the eastern two-thirds of the country and designed important
theaters in other parts of the world. The firm’s work included designs for several large theater
chains such as Paramount, Universal, Warner Brothers, and Loew’s. Each of Eberson’s
atmospheric theaters was loosely based on a different cultural design theme, or a combination
of themes, for exotic effect.

The atmospheric concept was, according to John Eberson, inspired by his winters in Florida,
where he encountered “Italian gardens, Spanish patios, Persian shrines and French formal



The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 4
gardens.”1 Inside the Majestic Theatre, Eberson and his team created the illusion of a
Mediterranean outdoor environment, using plaster for fake building facades and statuary—
including a reproduction of the Porch of the Maidens on the Acropolis—on both side walls, with
a different set of facades on each wall. The innovation lay in extending theater stage design to
the entire theater interior, adding to the escapist nature of the early motion picture experience,
enhanced by a live orchestra and a Wurlitzer organ, which held particular appeal during the
1920s. At the Majestic and other Eberson theaters, a cost-saving and crowd-pleasing feature
was the plain, deep blue ceiling with twinkling lights, onto which moving clouds were projected.
Artificial lights in the theater simulated full daylight, to nighttime, to dawn, to daylight again.
The evocative environments were particularly suited to the enjoyment of silent movies with
musical accompaniment. The total effect was heightened by grand lobbies and men’s and
women’s rooms adorned with vaults, murals, chandeliers, furniture, banners, urns, statuary,
and other objects vaguely associated with European estates or villas in the Mediterranean. In
about 1923 John formed his own interior decoration firm, Michael Angelo Studios, to produce
and collect the objects that would finish the theater interiors. His wife Beatrice directed that
concern. The decoration often involved the inclusion of living plant material and live and stuffed
birds, not unlike the earlier expositions in Chicago and St. Louis.

Later atmospheric theaters designed and built by the Eberson firm include the Avalon Theatre
(now the New Regal) done in a Persian theme in Chicago, Illinois (1927); the Moorish and
Mediterranean Loew’s Akron Theater in Akron, Ohio (1928), the State Theatre in Gothic Revival
in Sydney, New South Wales (1928); Loew’s Paradise Theatre in Italian Baroque in the Bronx,
New York (1928); the Majestic Theatre in Spanish Mission Revival in San Antonio, Texas (1929);
and the vaguely Baroque Le Grand Rex in Paris (1932). Le Grand Rex, still operating, currently
seats 2,750 and remains the largest single movie auditorium in Europe. It was named a French
historic monument by the Minister of Culture in 1981.

For a brief time in 1934, following the onset of the Depression, the Ebersons dissolved the firm.
John hired his services and personnel out to other firms in the interim, and attached himself to
the firm Eberson and Kautzky before reincorporating under the former name of John and Drew
Eberson, Architects. The economic crash, developments in architectural design, and motion
picture technology moved theater design away from eclectic revivalism and atmospherics and
toward the streamlined Art Deco style, with smaller theaters for sound pictures. The Eberson
firm designed a significant number of successful Art Deco movie theaters during the 1930s and
1940s. In this John Eberson proved himself to be adaptable and immensely creative as an
architect and engineer, responding to the rapidly evolving motion picture industry with ingenuity
and entrepreneurship, as he had in the 1920s.

During the war years in the 1940s, John Eberson and others like him served on the War
Production Board. His projects during those years include a hospital and Camp Hero on Long
Island, and housing and other facilities in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and at the United States

1
 John Eberson interview, Daily Times (Tampa), 15 October 1926, sec. C, p.10. As quoted in Michael D. Kinerk and
Dennis W. Wilhelm, “Dream Palaces: The Motion Picture Playhouse in the Sunshine State.” Journal of Decorative and
Propaganda Arts (The Wolfsonian-Florida International University), Vol. 23, 1998, 215.
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 5
Military Academy. After active military service Drew Eberson rejoined the firm, and together the
Ebersons engaged in housing construction, the design and construction of small, neighborhood
theaters throughout the country, and larger theaters such as the Teatro Junin in Caracas (1950)
and the Teatro Roble in Mexico City (1950). John Eberson died after a long illness at the age of
79, in Stamford, Connecticut on March 6, 1954.


Drew (Calvin) Eberson

Drew Eberson was born to John and Beatrice Eberson on February 19, 1904 in Hamilton, Ohio.
He attended the Northwestern Military and Naval Academy in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin from
1918-1922. As a young man Drew worked for his father’s architectural firm in various capacities
before and during his education at the School of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania,
between 1922 and 1925. Drew dropped his studies prior to completion of his degree, perhaps in
response to the family’s move to New York City in 1926 for commissions by Loew’s Theaters. In
1928 Drew was made a full partner in John and Drew Eberson, Architects.

During the Depression, which necessitated a brief dissolution of the Eberson firm beginning in
1934, Drew worked for Warner Brothers Studios and Columbia Pictures in Hollywood for over
eight years. He worked on more than 150 feature pictures, as film editor, unit manager,
assistant director, and director. In 1938 Drew directed The Overland Express, an action Western
set in 1861. During World War II Drew served as a colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers. He
was the Chief of Operations in Construction in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations.
After the war Drew returned to the Eberson firm, and brought in commissions for theaters in
the West Indies, San Salvador, Venezuela, Israel, the Dominican Republic, and Guadeloupe.

Just as John Eberson’s wife, Drew’s mother, figured significantly in the Eberson firm as an
interior decorator, so too did Drew’s wife, Peggy Latta Eberson. Peggy designed interiors for the
firm from roughly 1955-1972. Peggy’s father, C. J. Latta (1896-1974), was a managing director
of the Associated British Picture Corporation, and affiliated with ABC Cinemas/Warner
Brothers. Drew and Peggy Eberson were active in the Variety Club of New York, a charitable
organization for which C. J. Latta was a founding member in Great Britain. Drew’s work during
the 1950s and 1960s consisted to a large degree of the design and construction of drive-in and
other motion picture theaters, for which the firm executed its own electrical, air-conditioning,
mechanical, and structural work. His largest commission was the National Film Board of
Canada’s production facilities in Montreal completed in 1956, two years after John Eberson’s
death.

In the mid-1960s Drew worked with Pearson & Rawdon, Architects, based in Los Angeles. He
was made a partner of the firm Eberson, Pearson, & Wuesthoff for the design and renovation of
several theaters in San Bernardino, Topanga Canyon, Santa Ana, and San Diego, California. The
association proved to be short-lived, coming to a halt sometime in 1968. Meanwhile the firm of
John and Drew Eberson, Architects-Engineers continued under that name until Drew removed
from New York City to Stamford, Connecticut in 1973. From that time until 1982, Drew practiced

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 6
his profession under his name alone; thereafter he acted in partnership with an architect
named Michael Toto.

As the theater preservation movement gained ground in America in the decades after 1960,
Drew became increasingly involved as a consultant and activist in the preservation, restoration,
renovation, and rehabilitation of Eberson theaters. From roughly 1969 to 1978 the Historic
American Buildings Survey (HABS) solicited Drew’s assistance to compile documentation for a
number of Eberson theaters. HABS borrowed and copied photographs and drawings of Eberson
projects from Drew’s archive (these copies are retained by the Library of Congress, and many of
the photographs are on the American Memory Project Website). In the 1970s, fourteen John
Eberson theaters were listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Akron Theatre in
Ohio was the first Eberson theater to be listed on the register, in 1973.

The early Eberson theaters were prime candidates for rehabilitation as performing arts centers,
with their excellent acoustics, good sight lines, dressing rooms, and orchestra
accommodations. The Akron Civic Theatre commissioned Drew to produce an advisory report
on the restoration needs and costs for the theater, which he submitted in 1976. This theater was
restored and developed as a performing arts center, and is still operating. Other examples of
faithfully restored, operating performing arts centers designed by John Eberson include the
Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in Miami (formerly the Olympia Theatre, 1926) and the
Tampa Theatre (1926), in Florida. For the restoration of the Tampa Theatre the City of Tampa
retained Drew for consulting services in 1976 and again from 1980-1982.

Drew’s preservation activities were the subject of a 1983 Preservation News article, in which the
author made reference to Drew’s archive of architectural drawings and photographs of theaters
by the Eberson firm. The Architectural Archives of Pennsylvania contacted Drew for a donation
of selected drawings from the atmospheric theater period of John Eberson’s work; Drew
donated 100 drawings in response. In 1984 Drew sent copies of drawings of the Silver Theater
and shopping complex (1938) in Silver Springs, Maryland upon request from the Art Deco
Society of Washington, which had lobbied for the preservation of the complex beginning in the
early 1980s. In 2003 the American Film Institute opened the rehabilitated Silver Spring Center
for its Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

Drew Eberson died on July 8, 1989. As of May of 2008 there were twenty-eight John Eberson
theaters on the National Register of Historic Places. Drew Eberson’s retention of drawings and
other project records in his personal archive had been a source for preservationists, architects,
and historians during his own lifetime and after, and will continue to be a significant historical
and cultural resource as the John and Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive at The
Wolfsonian–Florida International University.




The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 7
Sources

Earl, John. “Landscape in the Theatre: Historical Perspective.” Landscape Journal (University
        of Wisconsin Press), Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 1991), pp. 21-29.

Eberson, John. “New Theatres for Old,” reprint of Motion Picture News issue of 30 December
      1927, by B. F. Reynolds & Company, Chicago. John and Drew Eberson Architectural
      Records Archive, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University.

Kinerk, Michael D. and Dennis W. Wilhelm. “Dream Palaces: The Motion Picture Playhouse in
       the Sunshine.” Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts (The Wolfsonian–Florida
       International University), Vol. 23 (1999), pp. 209-236.

Leccese, Michael. “The Palace Guard.” Preservation News (February 1983, No. 2), p. 3.

Luna, T. P. “Those Enterprising Exuberant Ebersons.” Marquee (Theatre Historical Society of
       America), Vol. 25, No. 1 (1991), pp. 25-30.

Palaces of Dreams: Working Drawings and Photographs: The Movie Theaters of John Eberson,
       Architect [exhibition catalog]. (San Antonio Texas: The McNay Art Museum), [1989].

Perri, Lynne. “A Sterling Place for Film History.” USA Today (2 April 2003), p. 5D.

Preddy, Jane with Robert A. M. Stern, et al. Glitz, Glamour and Sparkle: The Deco Theatres of
       John Eberson. (Chicago, IL: Theatre Historical Society of America Annual), No. 16 (1989).

Stamford City Directories, 1973-1990. Research courtesy of the Stamford Historical Society.

Temples of Illusion: the Atmospheric Theaters of John Eberson [exhibition catalog]. (New York:
       Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College), [1988].

“The Akron Civic Theatre, former Loew’s Akron: John Eberson, Architect.” Marquee (Theatre
       Historical Society of America), Vol. II, No. 2 (1979).


Websites (Sources)

“Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record,
1933-present.” American Memory Project Website, the Library of Congress Prints &
Photographs Division, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/.

Cinema Treasures Website, http://cinematreasures.org.

Variety Club Children’s Charity Website, London, http://www.varietyclub.org.uk/ .

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 8
Description of the Materials

Series I contains all project related material received by The Wolfsonian–Florida International
University arranged by media type: these media include correspondence, oversized materials,
photographs, and drawings. This material has been sorted according to unique project numbers
assigned by the firm and reflects original order. Any project materials that do not have project
numbers have been arranged chronologically by project, appearing after document groups with
project numbers. This finding aid represents the simple box listing for these records; for a list
of projects cross referenced with all available materials see the project index. All
correspondence records were found in metal filing cabinets used by the Eberson firm and
primarily consist of Drew's career beginning in the 1950's. Oversized materials include legal-
sized correspondence, folded reproductions of drawings, and miscellaneous materials such as
product samples received by the firm. Approximately eleven linear feet of photographs were
found within decaying leather binders and document John Eberson's career beginning in the
1920's and continue through Drew's career into the 1970's. The bulk of the archive is made up of
drawings produced by the firm that document the very beginning of the Eberson firm up until
several years before Drew’s death in the 1980’s.

The papers, drawing reproductions, photographs, and films in Series II reflect Drew Eberson’s
original order of the contents of the file cabinets in which they were housed during his lifetime,
with the exception of the subseries on theater history and preservation. Most of the materials in
this series, having to do with Drew’s business records and personal papers, appeared to have
been undisturbed after the collection’s transfer to the Max Protetch Gallery in 1986 and
subsequently to The Wolfsonian–Florida International University in 1991. The subseries of short
16mm films appear to have belonged to C. J. Latta, Drew’s father-in-law (see the subseries
description for more information).

Series I. Project Records. 1915-1988 (inclusive)

Correspondence
Contains nineteen linear feet of correspondence produced and received by the firm primarily
from the 1950’s onward. Information within the correspondence files may include: engineering
specifications, applications to local building authorities, lawsuits, and other project-related
information. Photographs found in these files were removed to the photograph files.

Box C-1
1. Job List and Code Numbers
2. Riviera Theatre, Project #574
3. Farragut Theatre, Project #1435
4. New Amsterdam Theatre, Project #1586
5. National Film Board of Canada, Project #1623/1635

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 9
6. Avon Theatre, Project #1624
7. Gene Leone Restaurant, Project #1625
8. U.S. Air Force Pictorial Service Building, Project #1626
9. National Film Board of Canada, Project #1635
10. National Film Board, Project #1658
11. National Film Board, Project #1658
12. Surveys - National Film Board of Canada, 1951
13. Yorktown Theatre, Project #1665


Box C-2
1. Grand Union Store, Project #1702
2. Grand Union Store, Project #1702
3. Aviation Country Club, Project #1705
4. Regal Theatre, Project #1713


Box C-3
1. Regal Theatre, Project #1713
2. Regal Theatre, Project #1713
3. Regal Theatre, Project #1713
4. Regal Theatre, Project #1713
5. Regal Theatre, Project #1713


Box C-4
1. Regal Theatre, Project #1713
2. Regal Theatre, Project #1713
3. Peter Pan Factory, Project #1718
4. Boulevard Drive-In Theatre, Project #1719
5. Boulevard Drive-In Theatre, Project #1719
6. Boulevard Drive-In Theatre, Project #1719


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 10
Box C-5
1. Neil Waterman Residence, Project #1720
2. Andres Boulton Residence, Project #1721
3. Roxbury Country Club, Project #1722
4. Roxbury Country Club, Project #1722
5. Roxbury Country Club, Project #1722
6. Roxbury Country Club, Project #1722
7. Palladium Theatre, Project #1723


Box C-6
1. Palladium Theatre, Project #1723
2. Palladium Theatre, Project #1723
3. Palladium Theatre, Project #1723
4. Palladium Theatre, Project #1723
5. Palladium Theatre, Project #1723
6. Storrowton Music Fair, Project #1725


Box C-7
1. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726
2. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726
3. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726
4. Endicott Branch Bank, Project #1726
5. Endicott Branch Bank, Project #1726
6. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726


Box C-8
1. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726
2. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726
3. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726
4. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 11
5. 490 East 74th Street Apartment Building Remodel, Project #1728
6. 490 East 74th Street Apartment Building Remodel, Project #1728


Box C-9
1. Bergen Mall Theatre, Project #1732
2. Bergen Mall Theatre, Project #1732
3. New Park Lane Building, Project #1738
4. New Park Lane Building, Project #1738
5. New Park Lane Building, Project #1738


Box C-10
1. New Park Lane Building, Project #1738
2. New Park Lane Building, Project #1738
3. Cheltenham Center Theatre, Project #1740
4. Cheltenham Center Theatre, Project #1740


Box C-11
1. Cheltenham Center Theatre, Project #1740
2. Cheltenham Center Theatre, Project #1740
3. Cheltenham Center Theatre, Project #1740
4. Cheltenham Center Theatre, Project #1740
5. Strand Theatre, Project #1741


Box C-12
1. Strand Theatre, Project #1741
2. Strand Theatre, Project #1741
3. E.B. Osborn House, Project #1747
4. E.B. Osborn House, Project #1747
5. E.B. Osborn House, Project #1747


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 12
Box C-13
1. E.B. Osborn House, Project #1747
2. E.B. Osborn House, Project #1747 - Contractor File
3. Drive-In Theatre, Route 303, Project #1748
4. Grand Central Theatre, Project #1758
5. Apartment Building for Dworman Associates, Project #1761
6. Nesconset Theatre, Project #1765
7. 1100/800 Seat Theatre, Project #1770, 1771


Box C-14
1. La Mirada Theatre, Project #1775
2. La Mirada Theatre, Project #1775
3. La Mirada Theatre, Project #1775
4. La Mirada Theatre, Project #1775
5. State Theatre Remodeling, Project #1776
6. Plainview Theatre, Project #1785


Box C-15
1. Spring Valley Theatre, Project #1788
2. Spring Valley Theatre, Project #1788
3. Mt. Kisco Theatre, Project #1789
4. Pine Hallow Theatre, Project #1790
5. Pine Hallow Theatre, Project #1790


Box C-16
1. Pine Hallow Theatre, Project #1790
2. Pine Hallow Theatre, Project #1790
3. Closter Theatre, Project #1791
4. Closter Theatre, Project #1791
5. Playhouse Theatre, Project #1792
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 13
Box C-17
1. Warner Theatre Alteration, Project #1793
2. College Theatre, Project #1794
3. College Theatre, Project #1794
4. College Theatre, Project #1794
5. College Theatre, Project #1784


Box C-18
1. College Theatre, Project #1794
2. Sands Point Theatre, Project #1795
3. Sands Point Theatre, Project #1795
4. Sands Point Theatre, Project #1795
5. Route 17 Drive-In, Project #1797


Box C-19
1. Route 17 Drive-in, Project #1797
2. Route 17 Drive-in, Project #1797
3. Route 17 Drive-in, Project #1797
4. Route 17 Drive-in, Project #1797


Box C-20
1. Torrance Theatre, Project #1801
2. Torrance Theatre, Project #1801
3. Vestal Bank, Project #1802
4. Vestal Bank, Project #1802


Box C-21
1. Honor Plaza Theatre, Project #1805
2. Preakness Shopping Center and Theatre, Project #1806
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 14
3. Preakness Shopping Center and Theatre, Project #1806
4. Preakness Shopping Center and Theatre, Project #1806
5. Preakness Shopping Center and Theatre, Project #1806
6. Cass Theatre, Project #1807


Box C-22
1. Cass Theatre, Project #1807
2. Cass Theatre, Project #1807
3. Lefrak City Theatre, Project #1818
4. Lefrak City Theatre, Project #1818
5. Richard Wheelwright, Project #1830
6. Elstree Studios, Project #1858
7. Westchester Theatre, Project #1879
8. Interama, Project #1879
9. Westchester Theatre, Project #1879


Box C-23
1. Westchester Theatre, Coral Gables, Florida, Project #1879
2. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1880
3. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1880
4. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1880
5. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1880
6. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1880


Box C-24
1. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1880
2. Manahawkin Drive-In Theatre, Project #1882
3. Ottaviano House/Lumber Yard, Project #1883/1897
4. Ottaviano House/Lumber Yard, Project #1883/1897
5. Spartan Twin Theatres, Project #1889
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 15
6. Spartan Twin Theatres, Project #1889
7. Spartan Twin Theatres, Project #1889


Box C-25
1. Spartan Twin Theatres, Project #1889
2. Spartan Twin Theatres, Project #1889
3. Fox Village Theatre, Project #1890
4. 800 Seat Stanley Warner Prototype, Project #1891
5. Krim Theatre, Project #1893
6. Mamaroneck Theatre, Project #1894
7. Forum Theatre, Project #1895
8. Pirco Cleaners, Project #1896
9. Ottaviano Lumber Yard, Project #1897
10. Edgemont Branch Post Office, Project #1899


Box C-26
1. Edgemont Branch Post Office, Project #1899
2. Bayshore Theatre, Project #1900
3. Bayshore Theatre, Project #1900
4. Bayshore Theatre, Project #1900
5. Bayshore Theatre, Project #1900
6. Bayshore Theatre, Project #1900
7. Bayshore Theatre, Project #1900


Box C-27
1. Dr. William Frackelton Residence, Project #1905
2. Dr. William Frackelton Residence, Project #1905
3. Trans-Lux Theatre West, Project #1907
4. Elmwood Theatre, Project #1912
5. Trans-Lux Plant, Project #1917
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 16
6. Martinique Drive-In, Project #1921
7. The Woodway Country Club, Project #1923
8. The Woodway Country Club, Project #1923
9. Embassy Theatre, Project #1927
10. Sugar Estates Shopping Center, Project #1933
11. Neil Waterman Residence, Project #1938
12. Center for the Arts, Project #1947
13. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950
14. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950


Box C-28
1. Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, Project #1953
2. Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, Project #1953
3. Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, Project #1953
4. Torrington Parkade, Project #1954
5. National General Theatre, Project #1955
6. National General Theatre, Project #1955
7. National General Theatre, Project #1955


Box C-29
1. National General Theatre, Project #1955
2. National General Theatre, Project #1955
3. National General Theatre, Project #1955
4. National General Theatre, Project #1955
5. National General Theatre, Project #1955
6. National General Theatre, Project #1955 - Robert Rosenwasser
7. National General Theatre, Project #1955 - Leo Kornblath Assoc. File


Box C-30
1. National General Theatre, Project #1955
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 17
2. National General Theatre, Project #1955
3. National General Theatre, Project #1955
4. National General Theatre, Project #1955
5. National General Theatre, Project #1955 - Associate Architect-Engineer File
6. National General Theatre, Project #1955
7. National General Theatre, Project #1955 - Meeting Minutes
8. National General Theatre, Project #1955


Box C-31
1. Alexander Building, Project #1956
2. Oakdale Tavern, Project #1957
3. Perakos Theatre, Project #1958
4. Perakos Theatre, Project #1958
5. Minitek Theatre Supply, Project #1959
6. Canal Street Theatre, Project #1960
7. New York Daily News Drive-In, Project #1961
8. Cinema Dynamics Inc., Project #1962
9. The Broadway Theatre, Project #1963
10. Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Project #1964
11. Jerry Lewis, Project #1965
12. Westport Post Cinema, Project #1966
13. Westport Post Cinema, Project #1966 - Project Records


Box C-32
1. Post Cinema, Project #1966 - Specification Folder
2. Post Cinema, Project #1966
3. Brookfield Drive-In Theatre, Project #1967
4. Brookfield Drive-In Theatre, Project #1967
5. Brookfield Drive-In Theatre, Project #1967
6. American Film Institute, Project #1968
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 18
Box C-33
1. American Film Institute, Project #1968 - Printed Literature
2. American Theatre Alteration, Project #1970
3. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1972
4. Olympia Theatre Restoration, Project #1973
5. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1975
6. Cinema 9, Project #1976
7. Cinema 9, Project #1976


Box C-34
1. Cinema 9, Project #1976
2. Charles Moss Office Space, Project #1982
3. Landmark Twin Theatre, Project #1986a
4. Landmark Twin Theatre, Project #1986a
5. Landmark Twin Theatre, Project #1986a
6. Landmark Twin Theatre, Project #1986a


Box C-35
1. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1991
2. Philadelphia and Queens Blvd. Theatres, Project #1995-1996
3. 34th Street Twin Theatres, Project #1993
4. Donald S. Carmichael House, Project #1997
5. Rorer-Amchem Space, Project #1998
6. Central Theatre, Project #2000
7. Lebanon Theatre Remodel, Project #2002
8. Lebanon Theatre Remodel, Project #2002
9. Trans-Lux Saint Louis Twinning, Project #2002
10. 344 East 86th Street Property, Project #2004
11. Motion Picture Theatre, Project #2006
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 19
12. Trans-Lux West, Project #2007
13. Baker-Brush Office Space, Project #2011
14. Trans-Lux Offices, Project #2020


Box C-36
1. Quad Theatre, Project #2017
2. Quad Theatre, Project #2017
3. Quad Theatre, Project #2017
4. Quad Theatre, Project #2017


Box C-37
1. Prospects (1972-1973)
2. Prospects Puerto Rico (1970-1971)
3. St. John Hotel (1970)
4. Lester Dworman Theatre and Stores (1971)
5. Gimbels Department Store (1959)
6. Stamford Drive-In Prospect (1968)
7. Wallingford Prospect (1972)
8. Government Prospects (1967)
9. Prospect - Puerto Rico Motion Picture Studio (1963)
10. Prospect - Rose Hall Property Development (1966)
11. Miscellaneous Pamphlets (1965-1976)


Box C-38
1. Centro Filmico De La Habana (1945) [TD1991.161.48]
2. 132 West 43rd St. Office Building. New York, New York (1943-1945)
3. New London Theatre. New London, Connecticut (1944)
4. Savoy Hotel Theatre. New York, New York (1944)
5. Shubert Theatre. Washington, D.C. (1944)
6. Chalet Motel. Stamford, Connecticut (1953)
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 20
7. Harbour and Duke Streets Parking Garage. Kingston, Jamaica (1960)
8. Columbia Cinema. Baghdad, Iraq (1963)
9. Legitimate Theatre. Miami Beach, Florida (1965)
10. Riverside Connecticut Harbor Point Association Correspondence (1954-1960)
11. Prospect - Drive-In Theatre. Wolcott, Connecticut (1967)
12. Prospect - Trans-Lux Corporation. Pensacola, Florida (1967)
13. Prospect - Malta (1968)
14. Miscellaneous Prospects (1970)
15. Prospect - "The White Witch of Rosehall" (1971)
16. Prospect - Seymour Golden (1971)
17. Prospect - Lost Tree Village (1975)
18. Prospect - U.S. Government (1972)
19. Prospect - Southern New England Telephone. Norwalk, Connecticut (1970-1972)
20. Prospect - United Artists Proposed Theatres (1974)
21. NGC Realty Building. New York, New York (1981)


Oversized Manuscript Material
Contains eleven linear feet of correspondence material printed on legal sized paper, drawing
reproductions and miscellaneous project-related documents. Drawings found in these files
were found folded and interspersed within the correspondence files and are primarily
reproductions of drawings found in the rolled drawings section.

Box O-1
1. Riviera Theatre, Project #557
2. Tampa Theatre and Office Building, Project #571
3. Westboro Theatre and Store Building, Project #1373
4. Farragut Theatre, Project #1435
5. New Amsterdam Theatre, Project #1586
6. Avon Theatre, Project #1624
7. Gene Leone Restaurant, Project #1625
8. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1664

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 21
9. Yorktown Theatre, Project #1665
10. Grand Union Store, Project #1702
11. U.S. Steel Corporation, Project #1712
12. Regal Theatre, Project #1713
13. Boulevard Drive-In Theatre, Project #1719
14. Theatre Building for William N. Skirball, Project #1417


Box O-2
1. Neil Waterman Residence, Project #1720
2. Roxbury Swimming Club, Project #1722
3. Palladium Theatre, Project #1723
4. Storrowton Music Fair, Project #1725
5. Endicott Branch Bank, Project #1726
6. 490 East 74th Street Apartment Building Remodel, Project #1728
7. 490 East 74th Street Apartment Building Remodel, Project #1728
8. Theatre, Stores and Parking Area, Project #1731


Box O-3
1. George Ferris Weekend House, Project #1733
2. New Park Lane Building, Project #1738
3. Cheltenham Center Theatre, Project #1740
4. Town and Country Club, Project #1744
5. Osborn House, Project #1747
6. E.B. Osborn House, Project #1747
7. Criterion Theatre, Project #1754
8. Grand Central Theatre, Project #1758
9. Nesconset Drive-In Theatre, Project #1765
10. La Mirada Theatre, Project #1775
11. Spring Valley Theatre, Project #1788
12. Mt. Kisco Theatre, Project #1789
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 22
13. Pine Hallow Theatre, Project #1790
14. Closter Theatre, Project #1791 - Drawing File
15. College Theatre, Project #1794
16. Route 17 Drive-In, Project #1797


Box O-4
1. Torrance Theatre, Project #1801
2. Vestal Bank, Project #1802
3. Preakness Theatre, Project #1806
4. Cass Theatre, Project #1807
5. Lefrak City Theatre, Project #1818
6. Lefrak City Theatre, Project #1818
7. Lefrak City Theatre, Project #1818


Box O-5
1. Lefrak City Theatre, Project #1818
2. Richard Wheelwright, Project #1830
3. Richard Wheelwright, Project #1830
4. Proposed Drive-In Theatre, Project #1838
5. Proposed Drive-In Theatre, Project #1838
6. Leesburg Pike and Shop, Project #1857


Box O-6
1. Elstree Studios, Project #1858
2. Yorktown Theatre, Project #1862
3. Memorial Theatre, Project #1863
4. Interama, Project #1879
5. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1880
6. Manahawkin Drive-In Theatre, Project #1882
7. Spartan Twin Theatres, Project #1889
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 23
8. Fox Village Theatre, Project #1890
9. Mamaroneck Theatre, Project #1894
10. Forum Theatre Remodel, Project #1895
11. Pirco Cleaner, Project #1896
12. Edgemont Branch Post Office, Project #1899


Box O-7
1. Bayshore Theatre, Project #1900
2. Perakos Theatre, Project #1902
3. Perakos Theatre, Project #1902
4. Dr. William Frackelton Residence, Project #1905
5. Drive-In Theatre, Project #1909
6. Trans-Lux Sunshine Mall Theatre Twinning, Project #1911
7. Elmwood Theatre, Project #1912
8. Grand Union Store No. 227, Project #1916
9. Grand Union Store No. 227, Project #1916
10. Trans-Lux Plant, Project #1917


Box O-8
1. Martinique Drive-In Theatre, Project #1921
2. Martinique Drive-In Theatre, Project #1921
3. The Woodway Country Club, Project #1923
4. Amity Theatre, Project #1926
5. Cross Bay Theatre, Retail and Office, Project #1929
6. Church Alteration, Project #1930
7. Proposed Apartment Building, Project #1931
8. Sugar Estates Shopping Center, Project #1933
9. Binishell Theatre, Project #1939


Box O-9
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 24
1. United Artists, Project #1943
2. Route 3 Drive-In, Project #1945
3. Route 3 Drive-In, Project #1945
4. Center for the Arts, Project #1947


Box O-10
1. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950
2. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950
3. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950


Box O-11
1. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950
2. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950
3. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950
4. United Artists Twin Theatres, Project #1950


Box O-12
1. Scottish Rite Temple, Project #1953
2. National General Theatre, Project #1955
3. National General Theatre, Project #1955
4. Oakdale Tavern, Project #1957
5. Perakos Theatre, Project #1958
6. Minitek Theatre Supply, Project #1959
7. Canal Street Theatre, Project #1960
8. New York Daily News Drive-In, Project #1961
9. Brookfield Drive-In Theatre, Project #1967


Box O-13
1. American Theatre (Parkchester Alteration), Project #1970
2. American Theatre (Parkchester Alteration), Project #1970
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 25
3. American Theatre (Parkchester Alteration), Project #1970
4. American Theatre (Parkchester Alteration), Project #1970


Box O-14
1. American Theatre (Parkchester Alteration), Project #1970
2. Olympia Theatre Restoration, Project #1973
3. Olympia Theatre Restoration, Project #1973
4. Cinema 9 Theatre, Project #1976


Box O-15
1. Cinema 9 Theatre, Project #1976
2. Charles Moss Office Space, Project #1982
3. Charles Moss Office Space, Project #1982
4. Trans-Lux Theatre. Clarksville, Indiana, Project #1991
5. Donald S. Carmichael House, Project #1997
6. Lebanon Theatre Remodel, Project 2002
7. Trans-Lux Offices, Project #2020
8. Quad Theatre, Project #2017


Box O-16
1. Quad Theatre, Project #2017
2. Quad Theatre, Project #2017


Box O-17
1. 132 West 43rd Street Office Building. New York, New York (1943-1945)
2. 132 West 43rd Street Office Building. New York, New York (1943-1945)
3. Savoy Hotel Theatre. New York, New York (1944)
4. Proposed Theatre and Store. Hartford, Connecticut (1944)
5. Shubert Theatre, Washington, D.C. (1944)
6. New London Theatre. New London, Connecticut (1944)
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 26
7. National Theatre Remodel. New York, New York (1948)
8. National Theatre Remodel. New York, New York (1948)
9. 72nd and Broadway Theatre Alteration. New York, New York (1949)
10. Arena Garage and Commercial Building. New York, New York (1949)
11. Proposed Drive-In. Monmouth, New Jersey (1949)
12. Palacio Deportivo (1948)


Box O-18
1. Chalet Motel. Stamford, Connecticut (1953)
2. Proposed Garage. New York, New York (1954)
3. Richard Roson Residence. Riverside, Connecticut (1955)
4. R.O. Roblin Residence. Stamford, Connecticut (1955)
5. Albert P. Delacorte Residence. Riverside, Connecticut (1955)
6. Phillip W. Vollmer Residence. Greenwich, Connecticut (1955)
7. Gustaf E. Lofgren Residence. Greenwich, Connecticut (1955)
8. Aryeh Theatre. Tehran, Iran (1956)
9. 40th Street Proposed Theatre, Store, Apartment. New York, New York (1957)
10. Maria Barr Ivey Residence. Riverside, Connecticut (1957)
11. Proposed Theatre. New York, New York (1959)


Box O-19
1. Tollerton Open-Air Cinema. Tollerton, England (1959-1966)
2. Tollerton Open-Air Cinema. Tollerton, England (1959-1966)
3. Open-Air Drive-In Cinema. Sandown, England (1960)
4. Gimbels Department Store. London, England (1960)
5. Reynolds Girdler Residence. Riverside, Connecticut (1961)
6. Theatre and Bank on White Plains Road. Bronx, New York (1965)
7. Trans-Lux Theatre. West Hartford, Connecticut (1965)
8. Pagliai Residence. Mexico City, Mexico (1965)
9. Prospect Drive-In Theatre. Wolcott, Connecticut (1967)
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 27
Box O-20
1. Lester Dworman Theatre. Chevy Chase, Maryland (1971)
2. St. John's Hotel. St. John's, Canada (1971)
3. Prospects - Seymour Golden (1971)
4. Eberson Swimming Pool. Stamford, Connecticut
5. Barbizon Plaza Auditorium. New York, New York
6. Wentworth Residence. Greenwich, Connecticut
7. Miscellaneous Prospects (1969-1970)
8. Wallingford Prospect
9. Stamford Drive-In Theatre Prospect
10. Prospect Trans-Lux Corp. Pensacola, Florida (1967)
11. Twin Theatres for Consolidated Business Men Inc. (1972)


Box O-21
1. Riverside, Connecticut Harbor Point Association Correspondence (1954-1960)
2. Riverside, Connecticut Harbor Point Association Correspondence (1954-1960)
3. Riverside, Connecticut Harbor Point Association Correspondence (1954-1960)
4. Riverside, Connecticut Harbor Point Association Correspondence (1954-1960)
5. Miscellaneous Pamphlet
6. Unidentified Theatre Designs


Box O-22 (Flat Box)
1. Styrofoam Wall Panel Sample. 5x12.
2. Mineral and Fiber Board Product Sample. 6x12.
3. Tempered Glass Product Sample. 6x6.
4. Tempered Glass with Urethane Foam Product Sample. 6x6.
5. Tempered Glass Product Sample. 4x6.
6. "R" Letter Sample. 5x6.
7. "Dryvit" Thermafoam Product Sample. 6x6.
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 28
Photographic Material
Contains ten linear feet of project-related photographs including publicity shots of finished
buildings and construction progress photographs. John Eberson’s work is heavily represented,
documenting a great deal of his early career up to the late career of Drew Eberson.


Box P-1
1. Lewis J. Warner Memorial Theatre, Project #125
2. New Palace Theatre, Project #406
3. Hippodrome Theatre, Project #480
4. Strand Theatre [Folder #1], Project #487
5. Strand Theatre [Folder #2], Project #487


Box P-2
1. Majestic Theatre, Project #525
2. York Rite Masonic Temple, Project #552
3. Grand Riviera Theatre Building [Folder #1], Project #557
4. Grand Riviera Theatre Building [Folder #2], Project #557
5. Grand Riviera Theatre Building [Folder #3], Project #557


Box P-2A
1. Palace Theatre, Project #559
2. Neils Esperson Building [Folder #1], Project #563


Box P-2B (Album, Flat Box)
1. Grand Riviera Theatre Building [Folder #4], Project #557


Box P-3
1. Neils Esperson Building [Folder #2], Project #563
2. Tampa Theatre and Office Building [Folder #1], Project #571
3. Tampa Theatre and Office Building [Folder #2], Project #571
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 29
4. Tampa Theatre and Office Building [Folder #3], Project #571


Box P-4
1. Riviera Theatre [Folder #1], Project #574
2. Riviera Theatre [Folder #2], Project #574
3. Riviera Theatre [Folder #3], Project #574
4. Riviera Theatre [Folder #4], Project #574
5. Palace Theatre, Project #575


Box P-4A
1. Riviera Annex Theatre [Folder #1], Project #580
2. Riviera Annex Theatre [Folder #2], Project #580


Box P-4B (Album, Flat Box)
1. Riviera Theatre [Folder #5], Project #574


Box P-5
1. Riviera Annex Theatre [Folder #3], Project #580
2. State Theatre [Folder #1], Project #581
3. State Theatre [Folder #2], Project #581
4. State Theatre [Folder #3], Project #581
5. Stanley Theatre, Project #583
6. Capitol Theatre, Project #589


Box P-5A (Flat Box)
1. Riviera Annex Theatre [Folder #4], Project #580


Box P-6
1. Universal Theatre, Project #595
2. Uptown Theatre, Project #600
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 30
3. Loew's Theatre, Project #601
4. Loew's Paradise Concourse Theatre, Project #605
5. Loew's Theatre [Folder #1], Project #607
6. Loew's Theatre [Folder #2], Project #607


Box P-7
1. Valencia Theatre [Folder #1], Project #610
2. Valencia Theatre [Folder #2], Project #610
3. Valencia Theatre [Folder #3], Project #610
4. Valencia Theatre [Folder #4], Project #610
5. Valencia Theatre [Folder #5], Project #610


Box P-8
1. Majestic Theatre [Folder #1], Project #612
2. Majestic Theatre [Folder #2], Project #612
3. Loew's Civic Theatre, Project #613
4. John P. Harris Memorial Theatre, Project #627


Box P-8A (Flat Box)
1. Theatre and Office Building for Midwest Enterprise Co. [Folder #1], Project #630


Box P-8B (Flat Box)
1. Theatre and Office Building for Midwest Enterprise Co. [Folder #2], Project #630


Box P- 9
1. Harris Theatre, Project #632
2. Warner Theatre, Project #638
3. R.K.O. Theatre [Folder #1], Project #646
4. R.K.O. Theatre [Folder #2], Project #646
5. R.K.O. Theatre [Folder #3], Project #646
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 31
Box P-10
1. R.K.O. Theatre [Folder #4], Project #646
2. Madison Warner Theatre, Project #654
3. Penn Theatre, Project #1313
4. Sheridan Theatre, Project #1321
5. Calvert Theatre, Project #1325


Box P-11
1. State Theatre, Project #1344
2. Silver Spring Shopping Center [Folder #1], Project #1384
3. Silver Spring Shopping Center [Folder #2], Project #1384
4. Perry Theatre, Project #1385
5. Beverly Theatre, Project #1391
6. Kennedy Theatre Building, Project #1403
7. Oswego Theatre, Project #1405


Box P-11A (Flat Box)
1. Theatre Building for the Schine Theatre Enterprises [Folder #1], Project #1374


Box P-11B (Flat Box)
1. Theatre Building for the Schine Theatre Enterprises [Folder #2], Project #1374


Box P-12
1. Hyattsville Theatre, Project #1413
2. State Theatre and Store Building, Project #1414
3. Mellie Esperson Building [Folder #1], Project #1422
4. Mellie Esperson Building [Folder #2], Project #1422
5. Astor Theatre, Project #1425
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 32
Box P-13
1. Farragut Theatre, Project #1435
2. Colony Theatre, Project #1436
3. Daytona Theatre [Folder #1], Project #1445
4. Daytona Theatre [Folder #2], Project #1445
5. Malverne Theatre [Folder #1], Project #1451
6. Theatre and Store Building for Malverne Theatre Corp. [Folder #2], Project #1451
7. Cheverly Theatre, Project #1498
8. Alex/Amir Theatre, Project #1502
9. Palace Theatre, Project #1523
10. Balboa Theatre [Folder #1], Project #1533
11. Balboa Theatre [Folder #2], Project #1533


Box P-14
1. Celina Theatre, Project #1549
2. Lewisohn Stadium, Project #1560
3. Lancaster Drive-In, Project #1592
4. Cinema and Medical Arts Building, Project #1612
5. West Point Laundry Building, Project #1628
6. Grand Central Theatre, Project #1647
7. Messena Inn for Schine Hotels [Folder #1], Project #1650
8. Messena Inn for Schine Hotels [Folder #2], Project #1650
9. Rockland Drive-In, Project #1653
10. Edificio La Constancia, Project #1666
11. Indoor/Outdoor Theatre, Project #1669
12. Twentieth Century Fox Cinema Building, Project #1676
13. Pennsylvania Avenue Drive-In, Project #1706
14. Theatre Center for Amalgamated Cinemas, Project #1713
15. Warner Theatre (Broadway) New York, New Yorks, Project #1724
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 33
16. Warner Theatre and Stores, Project #1724
17. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726
18. Trans-Lux Theatre East, Project #1730
19. Park Lane Building, Project #1738
20. Theatre at Cheltenham Shopping Center, Project #1740
21. Strand Theatre, Project #1741
22. Osborn House [Folder #1], Project #1747
23. Osborn House [Folder #2], Project #1747 - Finished Project, Photographic Negatives
24. La Mirada Theatre, Project #1775
25. Mount Kisco Theatre, Project #1789


Box P-15
1. Spring Valley Theatre, Project #1788
2. Bergen Mall Playhouse Theatre, Project #1792
3. Sands Pointe Theatre, Project #1795
4. College Theatre, Project #1797
5. Endicott National Bank, Vestal Branch, Project #1802
6. Wayne Theatre, Project #1806
7. Summit Theatre (Cass Theatre Remodel), Project #1807
8. Stanley Warner Theatre [Folder #1], Project #1815 – King of Prussia, PA
9. Stanley Warner Theatre [Folder #2], Project #1815
10. Topanga Theatre, Project #1848
11. North Clairemont Plaza Theatre, Project #1854
12. Olmstead Theatre, Project #1860
13. South Hills Village Theatre, Project #1861
14. McKinley Theatre, Project #1865
15. Summit Theatre, Project #1866
16. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1877
17. Westchester Theatre, Project #1879
18. Trans-Lux Theatre [Folder #1], Project #1880
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 34
19. Trans-Lux Theatre [Folder #2], Project #1880
20. Manahawkin Drive-In Theatre, Project #1882
21. Fox Twin Theatres, Project #1889
22. Octtaviano House/Lumber Yard, Project #1883/1897
23. Loew's Theatre, Project #1898
24. Scarsdale Medical Arts Building [Folder #1], Project #1899
25. Scarsdale Medical Arts Building [Folder #2], Project #1899
26. Loew's Theatre [Folder #1], Project #1900
27. Loew's Theatre [Folder #2], Project #1900
28. Trans-Lux Sunshine Theatre, Project #1911
29. Trans-Lux Theatre Corp. Facilities, Project #1917
30. Martinique Drive-In [Folder #1], Project #1921
31. Martinique Drive-In [Folder #2], Project #1921
32. Binishell Theatre, Project #1939
33. Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, Project #1953
34. National General Theatre, Project #1955
35. Oakdale Tavern, Project #1957
36. Canal Street Theatre, Project #1960
37. Brookfield Drive-In Theatre [Folder #1], Project #1967
38. Brookfield Drive-In Theatre [Folder #2], Project #1967
39. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #2002-A
40. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #2002-C
41. Quad Theatre [Folder #1], Project #2017
42. Quad Theatre [Folder #2], Project #2017
43. Dr. William Frackelton Residence, Project #1905


Box P-16
1. Orpheum Theatre. Wichita, Kansas (1921-1922) [Folder #1]
2. Orpheum Theatre. Wichita, Kansas (1921-1922) [Folder #2]
3. Majestic Theatre. Dallas, Texas, Project #109 (1921-1924)
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 35
4. Commodore Perry Hotel and Theatre. Akron, Ohio ( 1921) [Folder #1]
5. Commodore Perry Hotel and Theatre. Akron, Ohio. (1921) [Folder #2]
6. Loew's Century Theatre. Baltimore, Maryland (ca. 1921) [Folder #1]
7. Loew's Century Theatre. Baltimore, Maryland (ca. 1921) [Folder #2]


Box P-17
1. Loew's Valencia. Baltimore, Maryland (ca. 1925)
2. Capitol Theatre. Grand Island, Nebraska (1926)
3. Avalon Theatre, Project #561 (1920-1930)
4. Mi-Mundi Apartments (1920-1930)
5. Unidentified Outdoor Night Scene, Washington, D.C. (1939) [TD1991.160.41]
6. The Breakers Club (1928)
7. Paradise Theatre. Chicago, Illinois (ca. 1928) [Folder #1]
8. Paradise Theatre. Chicago, Illinois (ca. 1928) [Folder #2]
9. Paradise Theatre. Chicago, Illinois (ca. 1928) [Folder #3]


Box P-17A (Flat Box)
1. Paradise Theatre. Chicago, Illinois (ca. 1928) [Folder #4]


Box P-18
1. Majestic Theatre. San Antonio, Texas, Project number unknown (date unknown)
2. Central National Bank. Richmond, Virginia (1929)
3. Stanley Theatre. Jersey City, New Jersey (1930)
4. RKO Theatre. Schenectady, New York (1931) [Folder #1]
5. RKO Theatre. Schenectady, New York (1931) [Folder #2]


Box P-19
1. Newsreel Theatre. Newark, New Jersey (ca. 1933) [Folder #1]
2. Newsreel Theatre. Newark, New Jersey (1960-1970) [Folder #2]
3. Alene Theatre. Kentucky (1930-1940)
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 36
4. Anacostia Theatre. Washington, D.C. (ca. 1933)
5. Boro Theatre. Bethesda, Maryland (1937)
6. State Theatre. Washington, Pennsylvania (1939)
7. RKO Theatre. Cincinnati, Ohio (1939-1940)
8. Forum Theatre. Akron, Ohio (1940)
9. Unidentified Theatre. Dallas, Texas (1935-1950)
10. The Americas Trade and Travel Center (1945)
11. Prospect Trans-Lux Corporation. Pensacola, Florida (ca. 1950-1960)
12. Teatro Junin. Caracas, Venezuela (1946)
13. Bruno Pagliai Residence (1946-1947) [Folder #1]
14. Bruno Pagliai Residence (1946-1947) [Folder #2]
15. Strand Theatre. Ogdensburg, New York (ca. 1940)


Box P-20
1. Theatre and Shopping Center. Alexandria, Virginia (1940-1950)
2. Tiered Outdoor Seating (1940-1955)
3. King Theatre. Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1930-1950)
4. Warner Brothers Film Exchange. Mexico City, Mexico (ca. 1951)
5. Edificio Rafael Meza Ayau. San Salvadore, El Salvador (ca. 1945-1960)
6. Drive-In Theatre. Massillon, Ohio (ca. 1945-1950)
7. Design Model for Large Building (ca. 1960)
8. Motion Picture Studio. Miami, Florida (ca. 1945-1965)
9. Colony Theatre. Union City, New Jersey (ca. 1957)
10. Savoy Theatre and Commercial Building. New York, New York (ca. 1940-1950)
11. All Weather Drive-In Theatre/Wonderland Amusement Park (ca. 1950-1960)
12. Brookhaven Theatre (ca. 1950)
13. Proposed Office Tower. Mexico City, Mexico (ca. 1945-1970)
14. Design Drawing of Office or Warehouse (ca. 1955-1970) [TD1991.160.42]
15. Prudential Smithtown All-Weather Drive-In Theatre. Smithtown, New York
    (ca. 1960)
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 37
16. Chapel Addition to Agudath Shalom Temple. Stamford, Connecticut (ca. 1960-1970)
17. Telecity Theatre. New York, New York (ca. 1960-1970) [TD1991.158.50]
18. Memorial Theatre. Houston, Texas, Project #1863 (ca. 1965)
19. United Artists Theatre. Santa Ana, California (ca. 1965-1975)


Box P-20A (Flat Box)
1. National Film Board. Montreal, Canada, Project #1658 (1952-1955)
  [TD1991.154.24.2]


Drawings

The vast majority of the collection is represented in 288 linear feet of drawing files that include
rolled drawings in telescoping boxes. Groups of project records are separated onto individual
rolls and may be placed in boxes with other projects. The drawings typically present all stages
in the development of an Eberson building, including initial sketches, revised drawings, posters,
etc. Eberson also provided consultant work on various projects and several other architects are
represented.


Box D-1
1. New Theatre Building for W.S. Butterfield, Commission #47 [TD1991.87.3]

Box D-2
1. New Majestic Theatre Building for Interstate Amusement [TD1991.87.5.1, TD199187.36.4]

Box D-3
1. New Majestic Theatre Building for Interstate Amusement [TD1991.87.5.1, TD1991.87.36.4]

Box D-4
1. New Majestic Theatre Building for Interstate Amusement [TD1991.87.4]

Box D-5
1. Lewis J. Warner Memorial Theatre at Worcester Academy, Project #125 [TD1991.158.17.1]

Box D-6
1. Remodeling of Victoria Theatre, Project #391 [TD1991.206.35]

Box D-7
1. New Palace Theatre, Project #406


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 38
Box D-8
1. Hippodrome Theatre, Project #410

Box D-9
1. Majestic Theatre, Project #418

Box D-10
1. Victoria Theatre, Project #445

Box D-11
1. Convention Hall and Theatre, Project #480

Box D-12
1. Neils Esperson Building, Project #483

Box D-13
1. Alterations to Strand Theatre, Project #487

Box D-14
1. New Majestic Theatre, Project #525 [TD1991.87.14.1]

Box D-15
1. New Majestic Theatre, Project #525 [TD1991.87.14.2]

Box D-16
1. Hotel and Theatre for Warner Bros., Project #534 [TD1991.156.45.3]
2. Esperson Burial Lot, Project #541 [TD1991.160.6]

Box D-17
1. Esperson Burial Lot, Project #541 [TD1991.160.6]

Box D-18
1. Orpheum Theatre, Project #548 [TD1991.87.16]

Box D-19
1. York Rite Masonic Temple, Project #552 [TD1991.87.13.1]

Box D-20
1. Grand Riviera, Project #557 [TD1991.87.17.1]

Box D-21
1. Grand Riviera, Project #557 [TD1991.87.17.2]

Box D-22

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 39
1. Theatre for Paramount Enterprises Inc. (Olympia Theatre, later named Gusman Center for
   the Performing Arts), Project #558 [TD1991.87.18]

Box D-23
1. New Palace Theatre Project, #559 [TD1991.87.19.1]

Box D-24
1. Niels Esperson Building, Project #563 [TD1991.87.20.1]

Box D-25
1. Niels Esperson Building, Project #563 [TD1991.87.20.1]
2. Ypsilanti Theatre, Project #564 [TD1991.157.8]

Box D-26
1. Niels Esperson Building, Project #565 [TD1991.87.20.3]

Box D-27
1. Ritz Theatre, Project #569 [TD1991.87.21]

Box D-28
1. Tampa Theatre and Office Building, Project #571 [TD1991.87.22.1]

Box D-29
1. Theatre and Commercial Building, Project #574 [TD1991.87.23.1]

Box D-30
1. Theatre and Commercial Building, Project #574 [TD1991.87.23.1]

Box D-31
1. Palace Theatre, Project #575 [No TD number]

Box D-32
2. Palace Theatre, Project #575 [No TD number]

Box D-33
1. Riviera Annex Theatre, Project #580 [TD1991.87.1.1]

Box D-34
1. State Theatre, Project #581 [TD1991.87.26.1]

Box D-35
1. State Theatre, Project #581 [TD1991.87.26.1]
2. Alteration Stanley, Theatre Project #583 [TD1991.155.34.4]

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 40
Box D-36
1. Niels Esperson Building, Project #586 [TD1991.87.27]

Box D-37
1. Capitol Theatre, Project #589 [TD1991.87.28.1]

Box D-38
1. Masonic Temple, Project #590 [TD1991.87.28.1]

Box D-39
1. Capitol Theatre for Bijou Theatre Enterprises, Project #591 [TD1991.87.29]

Box D-40
1. New Universal Theatre, Project #595 [TD1991.87.30.1]

Box D-41
1. Uptown Theatre, Project #600 [TD1991.87.31.1]

Box D-42
1. Loew's Theatre and Office Building, Project #601 [TD1991.87.32.1]

Box D-43
1. Globe Theatre, Project #604 [TD1991.155.21]

Box D-44
1. Loew's Concourse, Project #605 [TD1991.87.33.1]

Box D-45
1. Loew's Concourse, Project #605 [TD1991.87.33.2]

Box D-46
1. Loew's Theatre, Project #607 [TD1991.87.34.1]

Box D-47
1. Valencia Theatre, Project #610 [TD1991.35.1]

Box D-48
1. Valencia Theatre, Project #610 [TD1991.35.1]

Box D-49
1. Valencia Theatre, Project #610 [TD1991.35.1]

Box D-50

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 41
1. New Majestic Theatre, Project #612 [TD1991.87.36.1]

Box D-51
1. New Majestic Theatre, Project #612 [TD1991.87.36.4]

Box D-52
1. Loew's Theatre, Project #613 [TD1991.87.47.1]

Box D-53
1. Theatre Building for Harris Brothers Amusement, Project #627

Box D-54
1. Theatre and Office Building for Midwest Enterprise Company, Project #630 [TD1991.38.1]

Box D-55
1. Theatre and Office Building for Harris Amusement Company, Project #632 [TD1991.87.39.1]

Box D-56
1. Nashville Paramount Theatre, Project #633 [TD1991.87.40.1]

Box D-57
1. Theatre and Garage Building for Stanley Company of America, Project #638 [TD1991.87.41.1]


Box D-58
1. Warner Theatre, Project #640 [TD1991.87.42]

Box D-59
1. Paramount Theatre, Project #641 [TD1991.87.43.1, TD1991.87.43.2]
2. Warner Theatre, Project #642 [No TD number]

Box D-60
1. Remodeling of Rivoli Theatre, Project #643 [TD1991.154.49]
2. Remodeling of Palace Theatre, Project #644 [TD1991.206.8]

Box D-61
1. Oriental Theatre, Project #645 [TD1991.87.55]
2. Theatre and Commercial Building for Fabian Securities, Project #646 [TD1991.87.2.4]

Box D-62
1. Theatre and Commercial Building for Fabian Securities, Project #646 [TD1991.87.2.4]

Box D-63
1. Theatre and Commercial Building for Norken Inc., Project #648 [TD1991.87.54.1-3]

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 42
2. Paramount Theatre, Project #649 [TD1991.87.45.1]

Box D-64
1. Paramount Theatre, Project #649 [TD1991.87.45.2]

Box D-65
1. Store and Loft Building for Warner Brothers Pictures, Project #654 [TD1991.156.45.2]

Box D-66
1. F.W. Woolworth Company, Project #765 [TD1991.156.45.2]
2. Penn Theatre, Project #1313 [TD1991.156.48.3]

Box D-67
1. Sheridan Theatre, Project #1321 [TD1991.156.44.1]
2. Residence of J.M. Seider, Project #1322 [TD1991.159.20]

Box D-68
1. Warner Theatre, Project #1323 [TD1991.155.46]
2. Calvert Theatre, Project #1325 [TD1991.154.10.3]

Box D-69
1. Theatre and Commercial Building for Queens 73rd St. Corp., Project #1328 [TD1991.156.42.1]

Box D-70
1. Teaneck Theatre, Project #1335 [TD1991.155.27.1-2]

Box D-71
1. Yeadon Theatre, Project #1336 [TD1991.158.20.1]
2. Chatham Theatre, Project #1338 [TD1991.154.19]
3. State Theatre, Project #1344 [TD1991.87.49.1]

Box D-72
1. Theatre and Stores for Modor Realty Corp., Project #1346 [TD1991.206.34]
2. New Mainline Theatre for Philadelphia Suburban Terminal, Project #1347 [TD1991.155.43]

Box D-73
1. Theatre Building for Mt. Lyric Real Estate, Project #1348 [TD1991.155.2]

Box D-74
1. Shaker Square Theatre, Project #1353 [TD1991.155.30]

Box D-75
1. Teatro Edificio Urdenta Plaza Urbanizacion, Project #1357 [TD1991.158.2]
2. Alteration to Kent Theatre, Project #1358 TD1991.155.40

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 43
Box D-76
1. State Theatre, Project #1359 [TD1991.154.13]
2. Theatre and Commercial Building for Samuel A. Wyvill, Project #1361 [TD1991.154.17]
3. Theatre for Ridgefield Playhouse, Project #1368 [TD1991.155.48]

Box D-77
1. Westboro Theatre and Store Building, Project #1373 [TD11991.155.41]
2. Theatre Building for Schine Theatre Enterprises, Project #1374 [TD1991.158.40.1]

Box D-78
1. Niels Esperson Building Air-Conditioning, Project #1380 [TD1991.87.20.3]
2. Theatre and Stores for Hotels Statter Company, Project #1382 [No TD number]

Box D-79
1. Theatre and Stores for Homack Construction, Project #1383 [TD1991.154.7.2]

Box D-80
1. Silver Spring Shopping Center, Project #1384 [TD1991.159.17.1]

Box D-81
2. Theatre Building for Perry Theatre Company, Project #1385 [TD1991.156.47.1]

Box D-82
1. Apartment House for J.M. Seider, Project #1386 [TD1991.206.4]

Box D-83
1. Theatre for Newsreel Theatres Inc., Project #1387 [TD1991.157.2.1]
2. Store Building Hotels Statler Company, Project #1388 [TD1991.160.4.1]

Box D-84
1. Theatres and Stores, Project #1391 [TD1991.154.22]
2. Alteration to the Cameo Theatre for Warner Brothers, Project #1393 [TD1991.155.28]

Box D-85
1. Theatre Building for the Bridge and Second Street. Realty Corp., Project #1405
[TD1991.158.35]
2. Theatre Building for Prudential Playhouses, Project #1406 [TD1991.154.18.1]

Box D-86
1. Theatre Building for Globe Amusement, Project #1413 [TD1991.155.23.2]
2. State Theatre and Store, Project #1414 [TD1991.154.47]
3. Pastime Theatre, Project #1415 [TD1991.155.31]


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 44
Box D-87
1. Exhibit for the Iraqi Government, Project #1416 [TD1991.160.2.2]
2. Theatre Building for William N. Skirball, Project #1417 [TD1991.154.5]

Box D-88
1. Theatre and Store Building for Mrs. Jane Taft and Mrs. Louise Taft Semple, Project #1420
[TD1991.154.22]
2. Theatre and Store Building for William N. Skirball, Project #1421 [TD1991.154.11]

Box D-89
1. Mellie Esperson Building for Esperson Building Corp., Project #1422 [TD1991.161.1.1]

Box D-90
1. Times Theatre and Store Building, Project #1424
2. Theatre and Store for North Eastern Theatres Inc., Project #1425 [TD1991.155.35]

Box D-91
1. Theatre and Building for Fairlawn Amusement Company, Project #1427 [TD1991.154.21.2]

Box D-92
1. Theatre for Center Amusement Corp., Project #1430 [TD1991.154.23.2]

Box D-93
1. Waller Estate Theatre, Project #1434 [TD1991.155.39]
2. Alteration to the Farragut Theatre, Project #1435 [TD1991.155.29]

Box D-94
1. Theatre for the Robud Corp., Project #1436 [TD1991.158.10]
2. Theatre Building for Theatre Corporation, Project #1440 [TD1991.156.16]

Box D-95
1. Daytona Theatre for W.R. Lovett, Project #1445 [TD1991.157.38.2]
2. Theatre and Store Building for Malverne Theatre Corp., Project #1451 [TD1991.156.36.1]

Box D-96
1. Alvin Theatre Building and Alterations, Project #1452 [TD1991.156.25]
2. Theatre and Store Building for the Belpik Corporation, Project #1453 [TD1991.156.188]

Box D-97
1. Theatre and Store Building for Schine Realty, Project #1455 [TD1991.206.40]
2. Greenway Theatre for Congressional Amusement Corporation, Project #1457 [TD1991.156.38]

Box D-98
1. Theatre Building for Farmingdale Theatre Inc., Project #1459 [TD1991.157.25]

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 45
2. Freight Terminal for New England Transportation Company, Project #1461 [TD1991.206.31]

Box D-99
1. Alterations to the Capitol Theatre, Project #1462 [TD1991.157.6]
2. Embassy Theatre, Project #1467 [TD1991.156.32]

Box D-100
1. Theatre and Store Building for Citibank Farmers Trust Company, Project #1472
[TD1991.157.16.1]
2. Theatre and Building for the Fairlawn Amusement Company, Project #1476 [TD1991.156.24]

Box D-101
1. Theatre Building for College Park Shopping Center, Project #1481 [TD1991.154.32]
2. Theatre and Store Building for Neighborhood Theatre Inc., Project #1482 [TD1991.160.18]

Box D-102
1. Alteration to Premises Located at 132 West 43rd Street, Project #1483 [TD1991.160.17]

Box D-103
1. Theatre for Mr. Joseph Barshop, Project #1485 [TD1991.156.35]
2. Theatre for Neighborhood Theatre Inc., Project #1486 [TD1991.156.37]

Box D-104
1. Alterations and Completions for Theatre Building for Valley Enterprises, Project #1488
[TD1991.157.43]
2. Alterations to Roger Sherman Theatre, Project #1490 [TD1991.157.18]

Box D-105
1. Theatre Building for Cheverly Theatre Company, Project #1498 [TD1991.156.34]

Box D-106
1. Theatre Building for Interstate Circuit Inc., Project #1501 [TD1991.157.22]

Box D-107
1. Theatre Building for International Theatre Corp., Project #1502 [TD1991.161.44.1]

Box D-108
1. Theatre Building for Robud Corporation, Project #1505 [TD1991.156.2]
2. Theatre Washington Kass Realty Company Inc., Project #1506 [TD1991.156.41]

Box D-109
1. Alterations to Premises for 561 Melrose Inc., Project #1512 [TD1991.157.24.1]
2. Theatre Building for Islip Theatre, Project #1516 [TD1991.156.33.1]


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 46
Box D-110
1. Apartment and Theatre Building for Joseph H. Stearns, Project #1518 [TD1991.156.15]

Box D-111
1. Theatre Building for the K. and R. Company, Project #1520 [TD1991.156.29]
2. Embassy Theatre, Project #1521 [TD1991.156.32]

Box D-112
1. Theatre and Commercial Building for Park Center Realty Corp., Project #1523
[TD1991.158.12]

Box D-113
1. Alteration to Allerton Theatre for Combine Bronx America Corp., Project #1526A
[TD1991.158.13]
2. Drive-In Theatre for Fabian Theatre Enterprises Inc., Project #1527 [TD1991.156.46.3]

Box D-114
1. Theatre and Stores for Kaufman and Steiner Properties, Project #1529 [TD1991.156.20]

Box D-115
1. Hillray Corporation Theatre, Project #1532 [TD1991.156.23]

Box D-116
1. Ocean Picture Theatre, Project #1533 [TD1991.161.49.1]
2. Theatre and Commercial Building for Warner Brothers, Project #1536 [TD1991.156.21]

Box D-117
1. Theatre Building for the Basay Realty Corporation, Project #1539 [TD1991.154.27]
2. Alterations and Additions to the Colonial Theatre, Project #1542 [TD1991.156.19]

Box D-118
1. Plaza Theatre, Project #1548 [TD1991.156.39.1]

Box D-119
1. Theatre Building Chakeres-Dwyers Theatre Company, Project #1549 [TD1991.157.17.1]
2. Theatre Building for Theatre-Company, Project #1556 [TD1991.156.22]

Box D-120
1. Cine Variedades for Sr. Manuel Espinosa Iglesias, Project #1557 [TD1991.154.16]
2. Alterations to Albemarle Theatre for the Anwell Amusement Corp., Project #1563
[TD1991.155.7]

Box D-121
1. Alteration to the Playhouse for Fairchester Theatre Company, Project #1574 [TD1991.160.20]

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 47
2. Alterations to Hotel Windsor for the Schine Enterprises, Project #1579 [TD1991.156.14]

Box D-122
1. Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Morris Seider, Project#1583 [TD1991.206.24]

Box D-123
1. Theatre Building for Mr. Harry Chertcoff and Alterations to Chertcoff Offices, Project #1590
2. Hollow Brook-In Theatre, Project #1591 [TD1991.157.28]

Box D-124
1. Skyview Drive-In Theatre for Mr. Chertcoff, Project #1592 [TD1991.156.31]
2. Alteration to Northport Theatre, Project #1596 [TD1991.154.48]

Box D-125
1. Theatre Building for Vaughan B. Connelly, Project #1597 [TD1991.156.27]

Box D-126
1. Alex Cinema for Twentieth Century Fox Corp., Project #1610 [TD1991.154.44]
2. Smithtown Drive-In, Project #1615 [TD1991.206.16]

Box D-127
1. Cinema and Office Building for Twentieth Century Fox, Project #1611 [TD1991.155.37]

Box D-128
1. Cinema and Medical Arts Building for Twentieth Century Fox, Project #1612 [TD1991.158.1]
2. Reconstruction of Farmingdale Theatre, Project #1621 [TD1991.156.28]

Box D-129
1. West Point Laundry, Project #1628 [TD1991.161.3.1]

Box D-130
1. Drive-In Theatre for Mr. Harry Appleman, Project #1646 [TD1991.155.26]

Box D-131
1. Massena Inn for Schine Hotels, Project #1650 [TD1991.159.5.1]

Box D-132
1. Drive-In Theatre, Project #1653 [TD1991.154.43]
2. Drive-In Theatre for Eastern Union Theatre Corp., Project #1663 [TD1991.154.40]

Box D-133
1. Alteration to Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1664

Box D-134

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 48
1. Edificio Para La Constancia S.A., Project #1666 [TD1991.159.27.1]

Box D-135
1. Babylon Drive-In Theatre, Project #1669 [TD1991.161.42.1]

Box D-136
1. Residence for Mr. and Mrs. C. Crawford Eadie, Project #1672 [TD1991.159.6]

Box D-137
1. Andres Boulton Residence, Project #1673 [TD1991.159.9]

Box D-138
1. Woodside Homes, Project #1674 [TD1991.159.14]

Box D-139
1. Rockland Shopping Center, Project #1679 [TD1991.160.25]

Box D-140
1. Pine Island Drive-In Theatre for Jamestown Amusement Company, Project #1683
[TD1991.154.46]
2. Drive-In Theatre, Project #1691 [TD1991.154.15]

Box D-141
1. Elmsford Drive-In Theatre for Park-In Theatres, Project #1692 [TD1991.154.33]
2. Residence for Mrs. Dorothy Vollmer, Project #1696 [TD1991.206.6]

Box D-142
1. Residence for Edward Riley, Project #1697 [TD1991.159.25]

Box D-143
1. Grand Union Store in Van Wyck Shopping Center, Project #1702 [TD1991.159.1]

Box D-144
1. Drive-In for Mr. Lee Newbury of Arcadia Theatre, Project #1708 [TD1991.154.1]

Box D-145
1. Drive-In Theater for Mr. George Levitin, Project #1709 [TD1991.154.30]

Box D-146
1. Conference Offices for U.S. Steel, Project #1712 [TD1991.159.7]

Box D-147
1. Crossroad Theatre for Amalgamated Cinemas Ltd., Project #1713 [TD1991.154.26.1]


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 49
Box D-148
1. Fine Arts Theatre, Project #1714 [TD1991.154.29]
1. Mahopac Drive-In for Mr. A Casagrande, Project #1717 [TD1991.154.3]

Box D-149
1. Factory for Spanish Town MFG, Project #1718 [TD1991.206.27]
2. Drive-In Theatre for Jamaica Theatres Ltd., Project #1718 [TD1991.154.14]

Box D-150
1. Roxbury Swimming Club, Project #1720 [TD1991.159.13]

Box D-151
1. Theatre and Commercial Building for Northern Cinemas Ltd., Project #1723 [TD1991.155.15]

Box D-152
1. Endicott National Bank, Project #1726 [TD1991.160.5.1]
Box D-153
1. Branch Bank Building for Endicott National Bank, Project #1737 [TD1991.160.10.4]

Box D-154
1. Park Lane Building, Project #1738 [TD1991.159.8.1]

Box D-155
1. Cheltenham Theatre, Project #1740 [TD1991.161.13.1]

Box D-156
1. Strand Theatre, Project #1741 [TD1991.161.22.1]

Box D-157
1. Maypen Theatre, Project #1742 [TD1991.157.11]
2. Drive-In Theatre for Hy-Way Limited, Project #1743 [TD1991.155.3]

Box D-158
1. Residence for Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Osborn, Project #1747 [TD1991.206.26]

Box D-159
1. 25 Nesconset Drive-In Theatre, Project #1765 [TD1991.157.21]

Box D-160
1. 25 Nesconset Drive-In Theatre, Project #1765

Box D-161
1. Prototype Theatre Sketches for Universal Pictures, Project #1770 [TD1991.154.6]


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 50
Box D-162
1. La Mirada Theatre, Project #1775 [TD1991.157.30.1]

Box D-163
1. Alteration to Roger Sherman Theatre, Project #1779 [TD1991.154.42]

Box D-164
1. Spring Valley Theatre, Project #1788 [TD1991.161.21.1]

Box D-165
1. Mount Kisco Theatre, Project #1789 [TD1991.157.36]

Box D-166
1. Oyster Bay Theatre, Project #1790 [TD1991.157.12]

Box D-167
1. Skouras Theatre, Project #1791 [TD1991.157.41]

Box D-168
1. Bergen Mall Theatre, Project #1792 [TD1991.161.29.1]

Box D-169
1. Theatre for Stanley Warner Management, Project #1794 [TD1991.158.7]

Box D-170
1. Sands Point Theatre, Project #1795 [TD1991.156.30]


Box D-171
1. Drive-In Theatre, Project #1797 [TD1991.157.48]

Box D-172
1. Theatre for Airport Plaza Inc., Project #1801 [TD1991.206.43]

Box D-173
1. Endicott National Bank, Project #1802 [TD1991.160.10]

Box D-174
1. Theatre for Mutual Company, Project #1804 [TD1991.154.39.1]

Box D-175
1. Preakness Theatre for Wayne Shopping Center, Project #1806 [TD1991.158.4]

Box D-176

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 51
1. Cass Theatre Remodeling, Project #1807 [TD1991.157.34]

Box D-177
1. North Hills Theatre, Project #1808 [TD1991.155.16]

Box D-178
1. Capitol Court Theatre, Project #1814 [TD1991.206.42]

Box D-179
1. Theatre for Stanley Warner, Project #1815 [TD1991.155.10.1]

Box D-180
1. United Artists Theatre in Lefrak City, Project #1818 [TD1991.157.5]

Box D-181
1. White City Theatre, Project #1826 [TD1991.157.46]

Box D-182
1. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1836 [TD1991.157.19]

Box D-183
1. Riverdale Plaza Shopping Center, Project #1844 [TD1991.160.23]

Box D-184
1. Colony Theatre, Project #1846 [TD1991.157.20]

Box D-185
1. Topanga Plaza, Project #1848 TD1991.155.9]

Box D-186
1. Route 4 Theatre, Project #1850 [TD1991.159.31]

Box D-187
1. Route 4 Theatre, Project #1850 [TD1991.159.31]

Box D-188
1. North Clairemont Plaza Theatre, Project #1854 [TD1991.161.34.1]

Box D-189
1. Theatre for Stanley Warner Company, Project #1857 [TD1991.155.4]

Box D-190
1. Theatre at North Olmstead Shopping Center, Project #1860 [TD1991.160.28.1,
TD1991.160.28.2]

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 52
Box D-191
1. Theatre at South Hills Shopping Center, Project #1861 [TD1991.157.39]

Box D-192
1. McKinley Plaza Shopping Centre Theatre, Project #1865 [TD1991.155.44]

Box D-193
1. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1877 [TD1991.161.37.1]
2. Loew's Theatre in Westchester Shopping Center, Project #1879 [TD1991.157.29.1]

Box D-194
1. Trans-Lux Theatre for Food Fair Properties, Project #1880 [TD1991.161.31.3]

Box D-195
1. Residence for J.E. Ottaviano, Project #1883 [TD1991.159.26.1]

Box D-196
1. Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Eberson, Project #1886 [TD1991.156.10]

Box D-197
1. Fox Lansing Theatre, Project #1889 [TD1991.155.12.1]

Box D-198
1. Fox Lansing Theatre, Project #1889 [TD1991.155.12.1]

Box D-199
1. Forum Theatre, Project #1895 [TD1991.157.15]

Box D-200
1. Loew's Theatre in South Shore Mall, Project #1900 [TD1991.157.37.1]

Box D-201
1. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1904 [TD1991.161.24.1]

Box D-202
1. Facilities for the American Film Institute, Project #1909a

Box D-203
1. Auto-Parcs Cinema, Project #1909b [TD1991.154.8]

Box D-204
1. Auto-Parcs Cinema, Project #1909b [TD1991.154.8.1]


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 53
Box D-205
1. Trans-Lux Sunshine Theatre, Project #1911 [TD1991.161.23.1]
2. Elmwood Theatre Corp., Project #1912 [TD1991.156.8]

Box D-206
1. Extension to Grand Union Store, Project #1916 [TD1991.160.3]

Box D-207
1. Cinema en Plein Air, Project #1921 [TD1991.155.45]

Box D-208
1. Amity Road Shopping Center Theatre, Project #1926 [TD1991.158.9]
2. Embassy Theatre, Project #1927 [TD1991.156.32]

Box D-209
1. Waterman Residence, Project #1938 [TD1991.160.21]

Box D-210
1. Minitek Theatre, Project #1942 [TD1991.156.13]
2. United Artist Theatre, Project #1943 [TD1991.155.17]

Box D-211
1. Minitek Theatre, Project #1948 [TD1991.156.3]

Box D-212
1. Gemini Theatre, Project #1950 and 2048 [TD1991.156.6.1]

Box D-213
1. Gemini Theatre, Project #1950 and 2048 [TD1991.156.6.1]

Box D-214
1. Torrington Parkade and Theatre, Project #1951 [TD1991.155.11]

Box D-215
1. Torrington Shopping Parkade, Project #1954 [TD1991.155.1]

Box D-216
1. Perakos Theatre Bergen Mall, Project #1958 [TD1991.158.6]

Box D-217
1. Brookfield Drive-In Theatre, Project #1967 [TD1991.155.8.1]

Box D-218
1. Parkchester Theatre and Store Alteration, Project #1970a [TD1991.206.46]

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 54
Box D-219
1. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1970b [TD1991.156.9.1]

Box D-220
1. Drive-In Theatre Martinique, Project #1971 [TD1991.155.47]

Box D-221
1. Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #1983 [TD1991.157.27]

Box D-222
1. Proposed Tennis Club, Project #1988 [TD1991.160.16]

Box D-223
1. Mercantile Building, Project #1992a [TD1991.160.7]

Box D-224
1. Proposed Cinema Oakland Shopping Center, Project #1992b [TD1991.206.47]
2. Proposed Twin Theatres, Project #1995 [TD1991.156.1]
3. Quadruple Theatres, Project #1996 [TD1991.155.50]

Box D-225
1. Twinning of Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #2002-A [TD1991.206.13]

Box D-226
1. Twinning of Trans-Lux Theatre, Project #2002-C [TD1991.206.9.1]
2. Twinning of Trans-Lux Theatre Huntsville, Alabama, Project #2002-D [TD1991.206.12]

Box D-227
1. Proposed Twinning Richmond, Virginia, Project #2002E [TD1991.206.14]
2. Proposed Twinning New Orleans, Louisiana, Project #2002F [TD1991.206.10]

Box D-228
1. Community Theatre, Project #2009 [TD1991.206.48]

Box D-229
1. Proposed Theatre, Project #2020 [TD1991.160.11.1]

Box D-230
1. Danbury Theatre Twinning, Project #2027 [TD1991.206.19]

Box D-231
1. State Theatre, Project #1231 [TD1991.156.12]


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 55
Box D-232
1. Carnegie Hall, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.33]

Box D-233
1. Alterations to Stanley Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.158.19, TD1991.158.16]

Box D-234
1. Palace Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.20]
2. Alterations and Additions to Amityville Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.25]

Box D-235
1. Rivoli Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.9]
2. Theatre for Mr. Max Aronson, Project number unknown [TD1991.157.3]
3. Sag Harbor Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.34]

Box D-236
1. Schine Theatre, Project #1357 [TD1991.155.32]
2. Newsreel Theatre and Store Building, Project number unknown [TD1991.157.2.2]
3. Kennedy Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.155.33.1]

Box D-237
1. US Government Buildings, Project number unknown [TD1991.160.2.1]

Box D-238
1. Glove Theatre, Project #1340 [TD1991.154.4]

Box D-239
1. Theatre Building at Atlantic Street, Project #1489 [TD1991.155.25]
2. Kaywood Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.45]

Box D-240
1. World Trade Center, Project number unknown [TD1991.160.8.1]

Box D-241
1. Bruno Pagliai Residence, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.15.1]

Box D-242
1. Residence for Sr. Ferro Pagliai, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.15.2]

Box D-243
1. Concert Stage, Project number unknown [TD1991.161.28.1]
2. Alterations and Additions for Mr. U. Hollingsworth Theatre, Project #1546 [TD1991.156.17]

Box D-244

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 56
1. Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Drew Eberson, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.12.1]

Box D-245
1. Palacio Deportivo, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.19.2]
2. Palacio Deportivo, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.19.1]

Box D-246
1. Film Exchange Building, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.2]
2. Edificio Teatro, Project number unknown [TD1991.155.36]
3. Sag Harbor Theatre Building, Project #1575 [TD1991.206.41]

Box D-247
1. Centre de Culture et de Recreation, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.37]
2. Coral Gables Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.38]

Box D-248
1. Municipal Building and Cinema, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.36]
2. Alteration to 202 East 44th Street, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.5]

Box D-249
1. National Film Board of Canada, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.24.1]

Box D-250
1. Addition to Roxbury Community Association, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.3,
TD1991.159.2]
2. White House Motion Picture Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.156.50]

Box D-251
1. Rainbow Studios, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.3]

Box D-252
1. Theatre for Twentieth Century Fox, Project #1643 [TD1991.157.44]
2. Queensway Theatre for Twentieth Century Fox, Project #1686 [TD1991.158.3]

Box D-253
1. Casablanca Theatre, Project #1677 [TD1991.154.41]
2. Aviation Country Club, Project #1705 [TD1991.206.7]
3. Alteration to Colony Theatre, Project #1711 [TD1991.158.41.1]

Box D-254
1. Resort Hotel Proposed for Prospect Beach, Ltd., Project #1727 [TD1991.206.25]

Box D-255
1. Alterations to Residence for Sr. Andres Boulton, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.24]

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 57
2. Palace Theatre, Project #1736 [TD1991.154.31]
3. Music Fair, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.28]

Box D-256
1. Theatre and Bowling Alley, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.39]
2. Sketch of Plaza with Fountain, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.44]

Box D-257
1. Alteration to Appleton Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.35]
2. Rosenzweig Residence, Project number unknown [TD1991.160.24]

Box D-258
1. House for Mr. C.J. Latta, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.10]
2. Riverdale Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.155.5]

Box D-259
1. Elmsford Drive-In Alteration, Project number unknown [TD1991.155.18]
2. Proposed Route 4 Twin 2 Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.50]

Box D-260
1. United States Post Office, Project #1884 [TD1991.159.30]
2. United States Post Office, Project #1884 [TD1991.159.30]

Box D-261
1. Theatre in Plainville Shopping Center, Project #1902 [TD1991.155.6.1, TD1991.155.6.2]

Box D-262
1. Summit Mall Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.22]

Box D-263
1. Residence for Dr. William H. Frackelton, Project #1905 [TD1991.160.30]
2. Legitimate Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.154.38.1]

Box D-264
1. Offices and Assembly Plant for Trans-Lux Corp., Project #1917 [TD1991.160.26.1]

Box D-265
1. Tentative Plan, Edgemont Branch Post Office, Project #1899 [TD1991.160.27.1]

Box D-266
1. Drive-In Theatre for Mr. Terry Onassis, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.1]
2. East 59th Street Stores, Project number unknown [TD1991.160.15]

Box D-267

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 58
1. Proposed Drive-In for Mr. John Perakos, Project number unknown [TD1991.157.33]
2. Woodway Country Club, Project #1923 [TD1991.160.14]

Box D-268
1. Embassy Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.45]
2. 800 Seat Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.157.14]
3. Proposed Theatre and Commercial Building, Project number unknown [TD1991.156.11.2]

Box D-269
1. Professional Building, Retail Stores, Theatre, Garage, Project number unknown
[TD1991.159.23.2]
2. Theatre for Maurice Swergold, Project #1932 [TD1991.206.21]

Box D-270
1. Triangle Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.157.50.1]

Box D-271
1. Trans-Lux Theatres Pylon Sign, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.11]
2. Cross Bay Commercial Complex, Project #1929 [TD1991.159.23.1]

Box D-272
1. Property of Mr. Nathan Platovsky, Project number unknown [TD1991.159.11]
2. Binishell Theatres, Project #1939 [TD1991.157.31]

Box D-273
1. New Theatre for Melvin Miller, Esq., Project number unknown [TD1991.206.18]

Box D-274
1. Scottish Rite Cathedral, Project #1953 [TD1991.160.13.1]

Box D-275
1. Theatre at National General Building, Project #1955 [TD1991.160.1]

Box D-276
1. Times Theatre, Project #1952 [TD1991.157.1]


Box D-277
1. Alteration to Existing Hangar "C" International Aviation Industries, Project number unknown
[TD1991.160.29]
2. Theatre and Commercial Building, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.20]

Box D-278
1. Route 9 Sayerville Shopping Center Theatre, Project number unknown [TD1991.156.2]

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 59
Box D-279
1. Twin Theatres for Consolidated Business Men Inc., Project number unknown [TD1991.156.4.1]

Box D-280
1. Twinning of Trans-Lux Sunshine Mall, Project #1911 [TD1991.161.23.3]

Box D-281
1. Theatres #1 and #2 Lumberton Shopping Center, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.23]
2. Proposed Fireplace for Mr. and Mrs. Milton Stern, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.28]

Box D-282
1. Clearview Expressway Picnic Shelter and Comfort Station, Project #1813 [TD1991.159.28]
2. Design drawings for Roadside Signs, Project number unknown [TD1991.206.17]

Box D-283
1. Unidentified Atmospheric Theatre Elevation and Section, Project number unknown
[TD1991.206.37]

Box D-284
1. Building for the Mamaroneck Playhouse Holding Group, Project number unknown
[TD1991.206.36]

Box D-285
1. Tennis House Perspective Study, Roxbury Swimming Club, Project number unknown
[TD1991.206.29]

Box D-286
1. National General Building, Project #1955 [TD1991.160.1]

Box D-287
1. Unidentified Drive-In Theatre Drawing

Box D-288
1. Moultrie Manufacturing Corporation Gates and Fences Designs


Series II. Drew Eberson Materials, ca. 1920s to 1988 (inclusive), 1950-1980 (bulk)

Approximately nine linear feet, boxes, and flat files. The series consists of the following six
subseries: A. Personal Papers, B. Photographs, C. Professional Papers, D. John Eberson, E.
Theater History, Preservation, Restoration, and Rehabilitation, and F. Films.



The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 60
Subseries A. Personal Papers, ca. 1945-1978

The small number of personal papers in the Eberson collection document Drew Eberson’s life
outside of his career to a limited degree. The categories for the Personal Papers Subseries are
Address Lists, Automobiles, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Obituaries. Most of the
materials in this subseries were filed separately by Drew himself as personal files; these date
from the late 1960s and 1970s. The address lists in this subseries differ from those in other
subseries in that they represent contacts made outside of Drew’s business concerns,
comprising fraternity members, University of Pennsylvania alumni, and military contacts. The
few letters to and from family members were found interspersed in the office files; these were
pulled and organized into the Personal Papers Subseries. Also found in the office files were
letters about an Eberson family car, a Duesenberg, which included photographs of family
members, friends and the car, dating from the late 1920s and early 193os. The correspondence
on the car was moved to the Personal Papers Subseries, and the photographs now reside in the
Photographs Subseries, together with photocopies of the relevant correspondence.

Box 1
1. Address List - Military contacts, date unknown
2. Address List - University of Pennsylvania Alumni, 1947-1948 & date unknown
3. Address List - Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, University of Pennsylvania, 1956-1959
4. Automobiles - Duesenberg, 1974 (photographs removed to Subseries B, box 2.2)
5. Automobiles - Rolls Royce, 1960-1971
6. Correspondence - Family - Eberson, Peggy (Latta), 1973
7. Correspondence - Family - Kyle, Elsa (Eberson), 1965-1978
8. Correspondence - Family - Latta, C. J., 1971-1972
9. Correspondence - Family - Mohr, Lora (Eberson), 1972-1973
10. Correspondence - General - B Miscellaneous, 1965-1973
11. C Miscellaneous, 1970-1972
12. D Miscellaneous, 1968-1971
13. Hall, Sidney, 1968
14. I-K Miscellaneous, 1970-1971
15. M Miscellaneous, 1973
16. R Miscellaneous, 1971
17. Financial Records - General, 1969 & date unknown
18. Financial Records - Accountant, 1962-1972

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 61
19. Financial Records - J. Halperin & Co., Inc., 1962-1972
20. Financial Records - Insurance, 1966-1973
21. Financial Records - Investments - Jamaica Theatres Limited, 1961-1971
22. Real Estate - Rose Hall Limited, Jamaica, ca. 1950-1960
23. Obituary - Eberson, Beatrice Lamb, 1954


Subseries B. Photographs, ca. 1920s-1970s
The Photographs Subseries comprise loose photographs unrelated to specific architectural
projects. The majority are commercial portraits of Drew Eberson taken for publicity purposes.
The earliest portrait of Drew appeared in an article on atmospheric theaters written by John
Eberson for the Motion Picture News issue of December 30, 1927 (see Subseries D, Writings).
Some of the portraits of Drew in military dress are photographers’ proofs, and thus cannot be
exposed to light without harm. These are restricted from photocopying, exhibit, and flash
photography. Drew’s short career in motion pictures in the 1930s is represented by publicity
portraits of actresses, most of which are inscribed with personal messages and signatures. The
portrait of Drew and an unidentified woman on horseback appears also to date from Drew’s
Hollywood period. An assortment of snapshots and one transparency depict leisure activities
that might have been associated with travel overseas for military or business purposes. The
only picture of John Eberson in the Drew Eberson series resides in the Duesenberg car file in
the Photographs Subseries. Oversize portraits comprise a group portrait of Drew’s fraternity at
the University of Pennsylvania in 1922, and a standard color print matted oversize, taken at an
event in the 1960s.

There are a few other photographic materials in the Drew Eberson series that are not organized
into the Photographs Subseries. These were kept in their original contexts, with
correspondence and other materials, to retain their original function and meaning. See the
Drive-In material in Subseries C, and the material on the Avalon Theatre in Subseries E.

Box 2
1. Duesenberg car, family & friends, ca. 1929-1932
2. Drew Eberson - Portraits, ca. 1920s-1940s
3. Drew Eberson - Portraits, ca. 1950s-1960s
4. Drew Eberson - Portraits, ca. 1960s-1970s
5. Drew Eberson – Portraits - Proofs, ca. 1940s [restricted access]
6. Group military portraits with Drew Eberson, ca. 1940s
7. Drew Eberson & unidentified woman on horseback, ca. 1930s
8. Publicity portraits of actresses, ca. 1930s-1940s
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 62
9. Snapshots & transparency, ca. 1930s-1950s
10. Miscellaneous portraits


Oversize (Print Files)
3PF13_I Group portrait of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, Iota Chapter, University of Pennsylvania,
1922
3PF13_I Color portrait of Drew Eberson and others at an event sponsored by Town & Country,
ca. 1960s


3PF13_I Photograph Placemat and postcard, Teatro Junin, Caracus, Venezuela


Subseries C. Professional Papers, ca. 1929-1988 (inclusive), 1950-1980 (bulk)

The Professional Papers Subseries represents the bulk of the Drew Eberson series. All but the
materials on the John and Drew Eberson Archive in this subseries were originally filed
alphabetically in office cabinet file drawers that belonged to Drew Eberson. Documentation of
the Archive resulted from Drew’s custodial management of the Eberson firm project records
and architectural drawings. Toward the end of Drew’s life, these records were stored in his
home basement in Stamford, Connecticut sometime after the closure of the firm’s New York
office in 1973. The list of projects, index card system, guide to the locations of drawings, and
other notes on the Archive served to assist Drew in managing the material for his own access
and to assist others in their research. The last items in the section on the Archive document its
disposition between 1984 and 1986 to the University of Pennsylvania and the Max Protetch
Gallery. They also include notes taken by or for architectural historian Jane Preddy in
preparation for an exhibition of Eberson theater drawings and photographs at the Hunter
College art gallery in 1988. The exhibition resulted in an illustrated catalog entitled Temples of
Illusion: The Atmospheric Theaters of John Eberson.

The other major categories of the Professional Papers Subseries are Office Correspondence,
Drive-In Theaters, Interior Decorating, Publicity, Surveys, Construction, and Architectural
Certificates and Licenses. These chiefly reflect Drew Eberson’s management of the
architectural firm following his father’s decline and death in 1954. In the Rennald Wacht
correspondence file the researcher will find documentation of Drew Eberson’s tenure in the
New York City office from 1961-1973, including Drew’s sketches for the configuration of the
interior work spaces.

The Interior Decorating material includes invoices, a few fabric samples, and a complete
schedule of hardware for the Boulton residence in Caracas. Peggy Latta Eberson, Drew’s wife,
was an interior decorating consultant for the firm from about 1958 to 1972.



The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 63
In the Publicity material the researcher will find texts for most of the speeches written and
presented by Drew Eberson in the collection. In these speeches Drew reflected on the movie
theaters of his father’s era and discussed then-current movie theater design and construction
and its probable future. For the text of a 1971 speech by Drew on the Paradise Theatre in the
Bronx, see the subseries on Theater History, Preservation, Restoration, and Renovation.


Box 3
1. Partial list of projects ca. 1984 - Card index to archive, date unknown
2. New York
3. Connecticut, New Jersey
4. California, Texas
5. Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania
6. District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Florida
7. Delaware, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, South Carolina, Nebraska, Oklahoma,
Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
8. International projects
9. Envelopes for index cards
10. List of drawings at the Eberson home, date unknown
11. Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1986
12. Max Protetch Gallery, 1986
13. Notes on loans, transfers, & other activities, 1982-1988


Box 4
1. Address lists, 1972 & date unknown
2. Adler Silhouette Letter Company, 1951-1970
3. Air Force Consultants - paid bills, 1951-1952
4. American Institute of Architects, 1966-1973
5. Architects - foreign, 1952
6. Architectural presentation firms, date unknown
7. Associated British Pictures Corporation, 1959-1966
8. Ateshoglou, A. D., 1962-1973

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 64
9. Atkinson, William Knox, 1976
10. Ayers, Theodore, 1949-1979
11. A Miscellaneous, 1970-1978
12. Bank of New York, 1972-1973
13. Benjamin & Flack, 1963-1964
14. Brandt, Richard, 1958-1972
15. B Miscellaneous, ca. 1953-1960


Box 5
1. B Miscellaneous, 1961-1968
2. B Miscellaneous, 1969-1984
3. Callahan, Peter, 1975-1977
4. Callender, John Hancock, 1937-1960
5. Chapman, R. W., 1969-1975
6. Christmas lists, 1937-1967
7. Cinerama, Inc., 1963-1967
8. Consulting Engineers, 1973
9. Contractors, 1966-1968
10. da Costa, Norman, 1961-1964
11. Cowan, Lester, 1957
12. Coxe Brothers, 1959
13. Crosier, Paul (mechanical engineer), 1951-1963
14. Cushman & Wakefield, Real Estate & Insurance, 1959-1963


Box 6
1. C Miscellaneous, 1961-1973
2. C Miscellaneous, 1957-1963
3. Daraio, Anthony (structural engineer), 1962-1963
4. Designs: Arthur A. Kober Company, Inc. - brochure, date unknown
5. Digges, Sam & Carol, 1966-1967
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 65
6. Dullum & Lyons U-Drive Cars, 1959-1961
7. Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., 1954-1966 & date unknown
8. D Miscellaneous, 1954-1972
9. Eberson Real Estate Improvement Corporation, 1973
10. Establissement Eberson, 1952-1956
11. E Miscellaneous, 1972-1973
12. F Miscellaneous, 1971-1977
13. Greenberg, Nathan (accountant), 1965-1971
14. G Miscellaneous, 1971-1973
15. H Miscellaneous, 1972-1975
16. Insurance (John T. Ostheimer Agency), 1969-1975
17. I Miscellaneous, 1967-1975


Box 7
1. Kimel Associates, 1971
2. K Miscellaneous, 1971-1973
3. L Miscellaneous, 1972-1979
4. Minitek Inc., ca. 1969
5. M Miscellaneous, 1970-1978
6. N Miscellaneous, 1971-1973
7. O Miscellaneous, 1977 & date unknown
8. Pearson & Rowden, Architects, 1962-1964;
   - Eberson, Pearson, & Wuesthoff, 1964-1965
   - Pearson, Perry, 1966-19739. Personnel File, ca. 1969-1973
10. Personnel File, ca. 1967-1977
11. Prospects, 1977
12. P Miscellaneous, 1967-1976
13. Rainbow Studios, 1954
14. R Miscellaneous, 1969-1974
15. Services, date unknown

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 66
16. Settle, Robert, 1970-1973
17. Skouros Theatre Corporation, 1938-1967
18. Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers, 1966-1970
19. S Miscellaneous, 1970-1973


Box 8
1. Trans-Lux Corporation, 1966-1971
2. T Miscellaneous, 1963-1975
3. Unidentified sketch, date unknown
4. United Artists Theatre Circuit, 1969-1976
5. Union Trust Company, 1970-1971
6. U Miscellaneous, 1979
7. Variety Club International Convention, 1971-1972
8. Variety Club of New York, Tent 35, 1970-1973
9. Wacht, Rennald, 1961-1973
10. World’s Fair, New York, 1960-1961
   - West African Visiting Committee
11. W Miscellaneous, 1971-1975
12. X, Y, Z Miscellaneous, 1971-1972




Box 9
1. Drive-In Theaters - General Information, ca. 1953-1963
2. Drive-In Theaters - Correspondence & Photographs, ca. 1950s-1960s
3. Drive-In Theaters - Writings & Presentations, 1956-19584. Drive-In Theaters – Prints:
electrical layouts, screen towers, ca. 1949-1968
5. Drive-In Theaters – Prints: electrical layouts, screen towers, ca. 1949-1968
6. Drive-In Theaters – Equipment: brochures, ca. 1950s-1960s
7. Drive-In Theaters – Equipment: brochures, ca. 1950s-1960s

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 67
8. Drive-In Theaters – Equipment: brochures, ca. 1950s-1960s


Box 10
1. Interior Decorating - Completed orders, 1955-1956
2. Interior Decorating - Completed orders, 1955-1956
3. Interior Decorating - Completed orders, 1955-1956
4. Eberson, Peggy (Latta), 1958-1962
5. Eberson, Peggy (Latta), 1963-1965
6. Eberson, Peggy (Latta), 1966-1972
7. Drapery suppliers, date unknown


Box 11
1. Publicity Advertising, 1949
2. Publicity Material, ca. 1960s
3. Publicity Correspondence, ca. 1963-1972, date unknown
4. Theater Openings, Clippings, 1929-ca. 1940s
5. Theater Openings, Clippings, ca. 1960-1966
6. Theater Openings, Brochures, ca. 1961-1966
7. Theater Openings, Orfeon Theatre, Mexico, 1948
6. Publicity: Speeches, 1963-1971, date unknown


Box 12
1. Construction Companies Correspondence, 1959-1972
2. Construction Companies Brochures, 1969 & date unknown
3. Construction Companies Brochures, date unknown
4. Cost Estimates, 1947-1971 & date unknown
5. Cost Estimates, 800 & 1100-seat theaters, 1959-1961
6. Standard Details, 1947-1954 & date unknown
7. Standard Details - publications, 1945-1953


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 68
8. Standard Specifications, date unknown
9. Permits, 1970


Box 13
1. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 1950-1980
2. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, 1965-1980
3. Architectural license test for California, ca. 1962
4. California, 1962-1977
5. Connecticut, 1948-1979
6. District of Columbia, 1944-1976
7. Florida, 1954-1979
8. Illinois, 1954-1972


Box 14
1. Massachusetts, 1966-1979
2. Michigan, 1946-1971
3. New Hampshire, 1956-1957
4. New Jersey, 1945-1981
5. New York, 1945-1982
6. Ohio, 1963-1971
7. Pennsylvania, 1959-1981
8. Texas, 1965-1972
9. Wisconsin, 1963-1969
10. Licenses - expired, 1937-1964


Box 15
1. Stanley Warner Corp. Leases
2. Stanley Warner Corp. Leases
3. Stanley Warner Corp. Leases
4. Stanley Warner Corp. Leases
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 69
5. Office Space Planning National General Corporation
6. Kottcamp Invoices Miscellaneous


Box 16
1. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1960-1970)
2. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1970-1979)
3. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1970-1979)
4. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1970-1979)


Box 17
1. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1970-1979)
2. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1970-1979)
3. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1970-1979)
4. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1970-1979)
5. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs (1970-1979)
6. Miscellaneous Product Catalogs


Subseries D. John Eberson, 1927-ca. 1947


Very little material originating with John Eberson exists in the Drew Eberson series. It is
organized into the John Eberson Subseries, consisting of a Christmas card list with short poems
as texts for each recipient, two published articles and one interview, a prospectus for the
unrealized Silver Mask Building, club membership certificates, and one patent dated 1931. The
1927 illustrated article on atmospheric theaters has been scanned and saved as a PDF. The
published articles and interview are valuable sources on John Eberson, his atmospheric theater
concept and execution, and his adaptation to the business environment for theater architects
during the Great Depression in America. Copies of two letters written by John Eberson can be
found in the correspondence file for Theodore Ayers in the Professional Papers Subseries.


Box 18
1. Christmas card list & texts, ca. 1947
2. Writings, 1927 & 1931
3. Published interview, 1939

The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 70
4. Club Membership Certificates, 1927
5. Silver Mask Building prospectus, ca. 1934
6. Patent, 1931


Subseries E. Theater History, Preservation, Restoration & Rehabilitation, ca. 1920s-1988
(inclusive), 1970-1985 (bulk)

The materials on theater history, preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation compiled by Drew
Eberson were organized to facilitate access in the following categories: General Theater History
and Preservation, Theatre Historical Society of America, John Eberson Theaters—History and
Preservation, and John Eberson Theaters—Restoration and Rehabilitation. This is a particularly
rich subseries for the history of theaters and the preservation movement in America.

From 1969 to 1977 the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) corresponded heavily with
Drew, requesting copies of drawings and photographs to document Eberson theaters. Drew
eagerly complied, and his copies along with HABS documentation remain in the collections at
the Library of Congress. The correspondence file includes six reproductions of design drawings
made for the Grand Riviera Theatre in Detroit. While the Riviera was demolished in 1999,
twenty-eight other Eberson theaters in the United States were on the National Register of
Historic Places by 2008. The Ebersons’ 1932 Rex Theater in Paris, still operating, was named a
French historic monument by the Minister of Culture in 1981.

Much of the Theatre Historical Society of America’s correspondence with Drew Eberson and its
publications in the collection are concerned with the history and preservation of Eberson
theaters. Drew Eberson loaned photographs and drawings to writers for several of the Marquee
issues and annuals published by the Theatre Historical Society (THS). In 1975 Drew contributed
the Foreword to the illustrated THS annual devoted to the Paradise Theatre in the Bronx, New
York. For a 1989 annual, Jane Preddy authored Glitz, Glamour and Sparkle: The Deco Theatres
of John Eberson. While the photographs for this annual were drawn from a private collection,
Preddy’s access to the Eberson Archive provided her with important historical information. In
particular, Preddy’s points about standardization in Eberson theater architecture in the Art
Deco era rely heavily on four 1930 sketches drawn by John Eberson for Warner Brothers, found
in the Eberson Archive after its transfer to the Max Protetch Gallery.

A number of other authors, scholars, and a filmmaker benefited from Drew Eberson’s
experience in the Eberson firm, and from his generosity in making available copies of drawings
and photographs from the project records in the archive. The correspondence in the John
Eberson Theaters—History & Preservation section reflect that activity, from 1972 to 1985.

Finally, in the material for John Eberson Theaters—Restoration & Rehabilitation, the
researcher will find correspondence, brochures, clippings and other resources on specific
theaters. The earliest correspondence, from 1967, regards the preservation of the Paradise
Theatre in the Bronx, between Drew Eberson and a community aide with the City of New York.
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 71
Drew gave a speech on the history of his father’s atmospheric theaters with reference to the
Paradise Theatre in 1971. That year the City of New York petitioned the City Planning
Commission for funds to save the Paradise and declare it a landmark; Drew’s speech may have
been given at the public meeting. The Paradise was made a New York City Registered Landmark
in 1997.

Drew Eberson was retained as a consultant for the restoration of two Eberson theaters: the
Akron Civic Theatre and the Tampa Theatre, both operating as performing arts centers in 2008.
Both of those preservation and restoration efforts began in about 1976. Drew’s report for the
Akron Civic Theater included a copy of his father’s original cost estimates for the theater, dated
1929.

Box 19
1. General Theater History & Preservation - Miscellaneous, 1973-ca. 1986
2. General Theater History & Preservation - Symposia, 1979-1980
3. National Park Service publication - “Cyclical Maintenance for Historic Buildings,” 1976
4. Theatre Historical Society of America – Conclaves, 1976, 1987
5. Theatre Historical Society of America - Correspondence, 1974-1986
6. Theatre Historical Society of America – Correspondence: Corsini, Andrew, 1970-1977
7. Theatre Historical Society of America - Cronican, Frank, 1970
8. Theatre Historical Society of America – Publications - Marquee issues, 1925-1988
9. Theatre Historical Society of America - Publications - Annuals, 1973-1987
10. Theatre Historical Society of America - Publications – 1974 Reprint of “Moving Telegraph”
(New York), September 11, 1910
11. John Eberson Theatres, History & Preservation - Clippings, 1981-1984 & date unknown
12. John Eberson Theatres, History & Preservation - Correspondence - General, 1976-1985


Box 20
1. History & Preservation - Correspondence - Hamp, Philip, 1978-1979
2. History & Preservation - Correspondence - Preddy, Jane, 1984-1985
3. History & Preservation - Correspondence - Historic American Buildings Survey, 1969-1977
4. History & Preservation - Correspondence - Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, 1978-1982


5. Paradise Theatre, the Bronx, New York - Correspondence - Kohn, Tony, 1966-1971
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 72
6. Paradise Theatre, the Bronx, New York - Speech, ca. 1971
7. Paradise Theatre, Chicago, Illinois - Photograph with trace, ca. 1950s
8. Paradise Theatre, Chicago, Illinois - Clippings & copies of photographs, ca.1920s-1950s
9. Valencia Theatre - Jamaica, New York, 1977-1979
10. Akron Civic Theatre - Correspondence, 1976-1978
11. Avalon Theatre, Chicago, Illinois – Brochure & Color Photographs, ca. 1970-1987
12. Olympia Theatre & Office Building (later named Gusman Center for the Performing Arts),
Miami, Florida, 1982-1984
13. Silver Springs Theatre & Shopping Center, Silver Springs, Maryland, 1968-1984
14. Tampa Theatre, Tampa, Florida - Correspondence - general, 1976-1986 & date unknown
15. Akron Civic Theatre, Report by Drew Eberson, 1976
16. History & Preservation - Correspondence - Authors, scholars, & filmmakers, 1972-1985
17. Tampa Theatre, Tampa, Florida - City of Tampa, ca. 1976-1983
18. Miscellaneous theaters, 1975-1984




Subseries F. Motion Picture Films, ca. 1950s-1960s
A collection of twenty-two short, 16mm films were found in a file cabinet marked “C. J. Latta.”
Latta was the father of Drew’s wife Peggy; the films appear to date from Latta’s career as a
managing director of the Associated British Picture Corporation, London. Most of the film
containers indicate that the films are newsreels produced during the 1950s and the 1960s by
Associated British Pathé Limited. C. J. Latta was a founding member of Variety Clubs
International in Great Britain, a branch of a children’s charity originally founded by United
States film industry executives. Queen Elizabeth II named Latta a Commander of the Order of
the British Empire for his service to the charity. Drew and Peggy Eberson were active in the
Variety Club of New York and Variety Club International, as evidenced by files in the Professional
Papers Subseries dating from the early 1970s. The films are closed pending preservation
treatment and duplication.

Box 21
1. “No Kidding” 16mm Film 2. “Circus Capers” 16mm Film
3. “Malta Ambulance” 16mm Film
4. “C.J.'s Diary” 16mm Film
5. “Kid Stuff” 16mm Film
The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 73
6. “A Nation Mourns” 16mm Film
7. “Chimp, Champ and Chumps” 16mm Film
8. “Pathe News 63-84” 16mm Film
9. “Who's Crazy” 16mm Film
10. “Mr. C.J. Latta and Family at the Show Biz. Awards” 16mm Film
11. “Look Back in Anger – Princess Margaret at Premiere” 16mm Film
12. “Party for Film Leaders” 16mm Film




Box 22
1. “Navy News Special R.N. - Party for Film Leaders” 16mm Film
2. “Twins – Babies 1 Year Later” 16mm Film
3. “Variety Club Special” 16mm Film
4. “Florida – Key West” 16mm Film
5. “State Opening of Parliament” 16mm Film
6. “Variety Founder Honored – Mr. C.J. Latta Receives C.B.E.” 16mm Film x2 Copies
7. “Malta Ambulance” 16mm Film
8. “Gemini XI in Deep Space: Link-up with Agena, Re-entry, splashdown and recovery” 16mm
  Film
9. “Heart of America” 16mm Film


The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid, updated September, 2011




The John And Drew Eberson Architectural Records Archive Finding Aid,
page 74

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:0
posted:2/17/2013
language:Unknown
pages:74