Grandview Theater, 1830 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Grandview Theater

Grandview Theater c.1980
Contemporary view of the theater
Address: 1830 Grand Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Macalester-Groveland, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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State/province
Saint Paul, Minnesota
County-
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1933
Primary Style: Art Deco/Art Moderne
Additions: 1937 lounge addition on east side
Major Alterations: Intact
Historic Function: Theater/concert hall
Current Function: Theater/concert hall
Architect or source of design: Myrtus A. Wright
Builder: Kieffer Brothers
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Brick
First Owner: George Grandstrom

Macalester-Groveland Saint Paul Ramsey County

Grandview Theater, 1830 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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"The Grandview Theater was built for George Grandstrom in 1933 by the same architect who designed the Highland Theater. […] In 1937, an addition was made on the east side of the original theater. This addition included a lounge and office, and at this time a balcony was added, providing 350 additional seats, thus making the theater's capacity 1,100. It is topped by a marquee, which has black panels, characteristic deco lettering, stepped zigzag detailing, and neon and bulb lighting. […] The one story wing on the east side of this storefront was added in 1937, and there is a half-rainbow design at the edge of the original portion of the building, at the junction with the addition. The interior of the building retains much of its original flavor. In 1973 the theater underwent an extensive renovation, and in 1975 the balcony was converted to a second screening room. George Grandstrom owned the theater until his death in 1972" (Historic Sites Survey)

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    Ramsey County Historical Society, Inventory forms for Historic Sites Survey of St. Paul and Ramsey County, 1980-1983

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