Finding Aid for the B. Marcus Priteca drawing of the Alexander Pantages Theatre (San Francisco, Calif.), circa 1919 0000285

Finding aid prepared by Jillian O'Connor and Chris Marino
Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Arts Building Room 1434
University of California
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-7130
805-893-2724
adc@museum.ucsb.edu


Title: B. Marcus Priteca drawing of the Alexander Pantages Theatre (San Francisco, Calif.)
Identifier/Call Number: 0000285
Contributing Institution: Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design & Architecture Museum
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 545
Physical Description: 3.0 Linear feet (1 flat file folder)
Date (inclusive): circa 1919
creator: Priteca, Benjamin Marcus

Access

Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.

Preferred Citation note

B. Marcus Priteca drawing of the Alexander Pantages Theatre (San Francisco, Calif.), Architecture and Design Collection. Art, Design & Architecture Museum; University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biographical/Historical note

Benjamin Marcus Priteca was born in Scotland on December 23, 1889. He received his secondary and university education in Scotland before relocating to Seattle, Washington in the early 1900s. From 1909 to 1911, Priteca was a draftsman for architect E. W. Houghton in Seattle, before opening his own practice. Priteca was retained as the architect for all Pantages Theatres designed between 1910 and 1929, and is well known for the numerous movie theaters he designed over his career. Primarily based in Seattle, Washington Priteca relocated his firm to Los Angeles from 1922 to 1929. Priteca died on October 1, 1971.

Scope and Content note

The B. Marcus Priteca drawing of the Alexander Pantages Theatre spans 3 linear feet and dates from circa 1919. The collection consists of one drawing in the form of a reprographic copy. The drawing, which is undated, depicts details of the decoration of the box seat walls.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Priteca, Benjamin Marcus
Architectural drawings
Reprographic copies