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Crystal Theater – Remodel
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: Crystal Theater
Other Names:
Address: 219-221 2nd Street Avenue, S. W.,  Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type:  theatre
Original Client:
Historic Inventory:
Date: 1921
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: George P. Hill ( Trost & Trost Albuquerque Branch)
Dimensions and Orientation:

Wall Materials:
Roofing Materials:
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions: enlargement of the main stage, additional dressing rooms, entrance of the theater, supports for the balcony

Present Owner:
Location of Drawings: none known to exist
Location of Documentary Photographs:

Bibliography: (1) Albuquerque Morning Journal, Sunday March 27, 1921 page 3 ‘Crystal Theater to be Repaired within a Month’
(2) Albuquerque Morning Journal, Sunday April 24, 1921 page 7 ‘Crystal Stage to Accommodate Largest Shows’

Remarks: The Crystal theater building 219-221 South Second street, open on October 9, 1911. In 1921 the firm of Trost & Trost were hired to remodel the theater. Changes were being made in the stage to enlarge it for standard scenery could be accommodated. Additional dressing room space. The entrance to the theater to make it more attractive

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990