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Collection name:
Architecture and Urban Planning Collection
Record:
Work Record ID:
794
Reproduction Record ID:
794
Work Class:
Architecture
Work Type:
music hall
Work Type:
public building
Title:
Music Hall
Title Type:
preferred
Measurements:
372 feet
Creator:
Hannaford, Samuel, 1835-1910
Creator Dates:
1835-1910
Creator Nationality:
American
Creator Type:
personal
Creator Role:
architect
Date:
1878
Date Type:
creation
Location:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Location Type:
site
Location:
1243 Elm Street (Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202)
Style Period:
Gothic Revival
Style Period:
High Victorian
Style Period:
Rundbogenstil
Culture:
American
Subject:
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject:
National Register of Historic Places
Subject:
arches
Subject:
National Historic Landmark
Subject:
columns (architectural elements)
Subject:
historic building
Subject:
roundels (circular panels)
Subject:
public buildings
Subject:
music halls
Subject:
exhibition buildings
Subject:
industrial expositions
Subject:
rose window
Description:
Samuel Hannaford designed Cincinnati's Music Hall. Wings on either side of the central facade stretch the building's length to 372 feet. The auditorium seats 3632. In 1969 and 1973, J. Ralph Corbett and Patricia Corbett funded the restoration of the interior, which included a hydraulic orchestra platform, air conditioning, and escalators. The interior is Baroque with ivory and gilt woodwork. The largest hall in the United States regularly used for classical music concerts, it is currently home to the Cincinnati Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, the annual May Festival, and the Summer Opera.
Reproduction Creator:
Cincinnati Preservation Association
Reproduction Creator Type:
donor
Reproduction View:
Renovation
Reproduction View Type:
exterior view
Reproduction Rights Statement:
These images are for non-profit use educational use. Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of material in physical or digital form requires prior written permission from the copyright holder.

Music Hall