Shubert Theater

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

221-233 West 44th Street

ARCHITECT: Henry B. Herts

DATE: 1912-13

STYLE: Venetian Renaissance, Theater

Manhattan Midtown West Theater Venetian Renaissance

Built in 1912-13, shortly before World War I, to the designs of Henry B. Herts, the Shubert was one of a pair with the Booth, and was among the numerous theaters constructed by the Shuberts, one of the most active and influential families in American theater history. Its significant architectural features include heavy rusticated terra-cotta pilasters and arches, a curving corner entrance pavilion facing Broadway, an elaborate portal, and unusual panels of “sgraffito” ornament.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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