Window grille from the Norris Theater, Norristown, Pennsylvania

 
Window grille from the Norris Theater, Norristown, Pennsylvania
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  • Title :     Window grille from the Norris Theater, Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Artist:     William Harold Lee Architect Armand Carroll Architect Conkling Armstrong Terra Cotta Company Manufacturer
  • Accession:     XX1989.429
  • Country:     United States Norristown Pennsylvania
  • Date:     1929
  • Dimensions:     feet 22 12, Centimeters 670.6 365.8
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Architecture
  • Collection Theme:     Art Deco
  • Subject:     Theatres/Theatre Design , Architecture/Architectural Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1989.429.JPG
  • Tags:     Architecture~Art Deco
Description:
Gold and green gloss glazed terra cotta exterior facade from the Norris Theatre in Norristown, Pennsylvania composed of approximately two-hundred tiles including cream matte glazed border tiles; the grille consists of a large centralized palm tree with a sheathing base which tapers upwards into stalks with curvilinear ends; at the top center of the palm, a small fountain shoots water into the air; the palm is flanked by two robed musicians set within a columnar-type structure playing long horns instruments all set against a background patterned with flowers, biomorphic shapes and green foliage.