Lacey Street Theatre

The Lacey Street Theatre building, now hosting the Fairbanks Ice Museum, is an Art Deco architectural showpiece theatre located at 500 Second Avenue in Fairbanks, Alaska. It was designed by noted theatre designer B. Marcus Priteca, and built in 1939 by C.W. Hufeisen for Austin E. "Cap" Lathrop. It was one of a chain of movie theaters built by Lathrop across Alaska, and was one of only two in Fairbanks into the 1960s.[2] It closed in 1981, and was repurposed to house the museum in 1992.[3]

Lacey Street Theatre
Alaska Heritage Resources Survey
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Lacey Street Theatre is located in Downtown Fairbanks
Lacey Street Theatre
Lacey Street Theatre is located in Alaska
Lacey Street Theatre
Location500 Second Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska
Coordinates64°50′38″N 147°43′4″W / 64.84389°N 147.71778°W / 64.84389; -147.71778Coordinates: 64°50′38″N 147°43′4″W / 64.84389°N 147.71778°W / 64.84389; -147.71778
Arealess than one acre
Built1939 (1939)
Built byC.W. Hufeisen
ArchitectB. Marcus Priteca
Architectural styleArt Deco
NRHP reference No.90000878[1]
Added to NRHPJune 14, 1990

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

The actual museum, devoted to the display of ice sculpture, offers a daily multimedia presentations, demonstrations of ice carving, and tours of its sculpture collection.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Lacey Street Theatre". National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  3. ^ "Lacey Street Theater, grand building on a budget". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. October 17, 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-04.

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