Sape A. Zylstra Collection of Tampa Photographs

 

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Sape A Zylstra

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Identifier

Z03-A067

Creation Date

January 2010

Keywords

Motion picture theaters, Florida, Tampa, Slides, Office buildings, Color slides

Publisher

University of South Florida Tampa Library

Abstract

Between the first and top stories, the building has a simple fenestration in a central bay four windows wide and slightly projecting corner bays which are continued as towers above a frieze-like string course. Above the frieze there is a wealth of decoration: balconies, spandrels, mullions, window surrounds, and cornices in cast stone and terra-cotta. John Eberson designed this theater, built in 1925. Eberson invented the so-called atmospheric theater, and this one has, in addition to lavish interior decorations, a make-believe open-air auditorium: the plaster ceiling hung from metal trusses has holes with lights behind (to simulate a starry sky) and is surrounded by tiled roof edges and "exterior" walls with blind windows and balconies to give the audience the sense of being in a Mediterranean piazza. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a detail of the southwest tower. Title supplied by cataloger. Description supplied by Sape A. Zylstra.

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1 online resource (1 slide col.)

Subject: geographic

Florida; Tampa; Florida; Tampa

Subject: topical

Motion picture theaters; Office buildings

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Image

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Keywords

Motion picture theaters, Florida, Tampa, Slides, Office buildings, Color slides

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