Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver negative
Full exterior view of State Theatre building, 609 Congress Street, from east. Congress Street at left. High Street at right. Portland Savings Bank, State Drug store, at center. Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High Street, at right edge of image.
The building was designed by Portland architect Herbert W. Rhodes, and constructed in 1929 with a seating capacity of 2300. The State's first feature was Gloria Swanson's first "talkie" (movie with sound), The Trespasser, opening on 8 November 1929.
Unpublished photo taken on 6 July 1962.
"The Congress Building (State Theatre), 1962" (1962). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 91.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, West End, Businesses, Art Deco