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
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Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1933
Primary Style: Art Decowarning.png"Art Deco" is not in the list of possible values (A-Frame, American Four-Square, Art Deco/Art Moderne, Arts and Crafts/Craftsman, Beaux Arts, Bungalow/Bungaloid, Cape Cod, Carpenter Gothic, Chateauesque, Classical Revival, Colonial Revival, Commercial, Dome, Dutch Colonial, Eastlake/Stick Style, Federalist, Folk, French Renaissance, Georgian, Gothic, Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, International, Italian Renaissance, Italianate, Mission, Modern, Neoclassical, Neoeclectic, Post Modern, Prairie School, Queen Anne, Ranch, Renaissance Revival, Richardsonian Romanesque, Rustic, Second Empire, Shingle, Southwest, Spanish Revival, Tudor Revival, Vernacular, Victorian, Victorian Gothic, Other) for this property.
Additions: 1937 lounge addition on east side
Major Alterations: 1975 balcony converted to second screening roomwarning.png"1975 balcony converted to second screening room" is not in the list of possible values (Intact, Some/mostly intact, Altered, Significant Alterations, Alterations more apparent than original) for this property.
Historic Function: Theaterwarning.png"Theater" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
Current Function: Theaterwarning.png"Theater" is not in the list of possible values (House/single dwelling or duplex, Airport terminal, Apartments/condominiums, Auditorium/music facility, Bank/financial institution, Barn/agricultural building, Business, Capitol , City hall/town hall/, Civic, Clinic/medical office, Clubhouse, College/university, Correctional facility, Courthouse, Dancehall/reception area, Department store, Drive-in restaurant or business, Energy facility, Fire/police station, Fortification, Gas/filling station, Government office, Grain elevator, Hospital, Hotel/motel, Institutional housing, Library, Manufacturing facility, Meeting hall, Military facility, Mortuary/funeral home, Multiple dwelling, Museum, Office, Organizational, Park building, Post office, Public works, Rail-related, including depots, Ranger station, Religious/Place of worship, Religious facility, other, Resort/spa, Restaurant, Sanitarium, School, Shopping center/mall/strip mall, Secondary building/sheds, privies, Sports facility/stadium, Theater/concert hall, Warehouse/storage, Other) for this property.
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

Grandview Theater, 1830 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.940074,-93.177694warning.png"44.940074.-93.177694" is not a number. )


"The Grandview Theater was built for George Grandstrom in 1933 by the same architect who designed the Highland Theater. […] In 1937, an addition was make 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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