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National and State Registers of Historic Places

Crest Theater

Picture of property 1905 Lakin Ave
Great Bend (Barton County)
Listed in National Register Feb 9, 2005

Architect: Robert Boller & Dietz Lusk Jr.
Category: theater
Thematic Nomination: Historic Theaters and Opera Houses of Kansas

Constructed in 1950 by Kansas City based owners Commonwealth Theatres, the Crest Theater was built by Flett Construction Company as a three-story masonry commercial building. Noted theater architect Robert Boller designed the building with geometric and Art Moderne influences. The interior boasts murals and interior decorations from artist Frank Oschwald. Other innovations included a heated sidewalk in front of the building to aid in the melting of snow during the winter months. The Crest Theater was nominated as part of the "Historic Theaters and Opera Houses of Kansas" multiple property nomination for its association with local entertainment history and for its architecture.

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