McBreen Building Theater Sign

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About

The McBreen building was a relic of Portland’s beautiful cast iron architectural past. Built in the 1883 at 65 Morrison street, the building was converted from a general store to a theater sometime during the early 20th century. This sign, visible in the 1970 photograph in this listing, hung outside the building from the early days of the Gaiety and round-up theater until it was demolished in 1978.

Details

  • Condition
    Distressed. This sign was electrified at one time but no longer functions in that capacity..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
    Dimensions
    32 in. H x 9 in. W x 124 in. D
    81 cm H x 23 cm W x 315 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Aurora, OR
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU161526568933
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2015

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Located in Aurora, OR

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