Architecture Around the World

Norton Memorial Hall
Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

Norton Memorial Hall was built in 1929 to house the theater and opera companies. Increasing scheduling conflicts forced musical performances once given in the Chautauqua Amphitheater to be moved to Norton Hall.

Given by Mrs. Oliver W. Norton as a memorial to her husband and daughter Ruth. The family stipulated that operas be performed in English.

See also: Highlights of Buffalo History, 1929

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Art Deco style

Detail from previous photo - Bas-relief




Art Deco style light fixture

Art Deco style light fixture

Art Deco style light fixture

Note Art Deco geometric lines

Detail from previous photo

Side elevation

Art Deco style geometric bas-relief


Building and steps made from board formed poured concrete.

Photos and their arrangement © 2004 Chuck LaChiusa
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