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Oxford Hotel Annex
The Oxford Hotel Annex, a Chicago Commercial Style
building clad in white, glazed terra-cotta tiles. It was designed
in 1912 by Montana Fallis and Robert Willison as an
addition to the Oxford Hotel.
February 21st, 2012 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Mayan Theatre interiors
Creepy stares from the faces on the Mayan Theatre walls.
Built in 1930 at the end of the construction of grand Art Deco palaces,
this theater adopted the rare Mayan Revival style.
Designed by Montana Fallis with the aid of local artisans, sculptor Julius Ambrusch
and even Victor Hornbein who worked for Fallis at the time.
(6 fingers, 4 toes?)
I took these photos at Doors Open Denver on the yearly tour
of the theater by Chris Citron, who was one of the leaders of
the movement to preserve the Mayan.
The stock market crash put an end to the construction of Art
Deco film theaters and time has taken away most of them.
The Paramount Theater is the other great preserved Art
Deco theater in Denver.
April 21st, 2011 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin
Inside the Mayan Theatre
The Mayan Theatre was designed 1930 by Montana Fallis.
Denver is extremely fortunate that this outstanding example of
Art Deco Mayan Revival has remained intact.
Others involved included sculptor Julius Ambrusch and architect
The Mayan was opened just as the stock market crash put an end to the construction
of Art Deco film theaters.
This theater went through an unused period which helped preserve it from being renovated
and updated over the years.
June 6th, 2010 / No Comments » / by Tom Lundin