The Grand Theatre
The Grand Theatre is a performing arts center that was built in 1924 and remolded in 1929. It lies in the center of Cartersville, and is home to a variety of performances throughout the year. It even hosts summer camps for children who are interested in the arts. It is also a marvel for those who have an interest in architecture with its Beaux Arts style.
Backstory and Context
Architecturally the Grand Theatre is made in the Beaux Arts style. It is created from load-bearing brick that is facaded by off-white terra-cotta blocks. It is topped with corinthian styled pilasters. It is a local interpretation of the grandiose style of theaters during the "Golden Age", that looked like where Hollywood films would actually be showing. It stands out drastically compared to the generic brick buildings that surround it, which are typical of Main Streets in the U.S.
Brooks, Carolyn. National Register for Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form. United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service. Published, April 23, 1984. Accessed, May 24, 2017. https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/nrhp/text/84000893.pdf.