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McBreen Building Theater Sign

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

    H 32 in. x W 9 in. x D 124 in.

    H 81.28 cm x W 22.86 cm x D 314.96 cm

  • Seller location
    Aurora, OR
  • Seller reference number
    9944
  • Reference number
    LU161526568933

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