Fantastic Architectural Detail in Des Plaines, Illinois

I traveled to Des Plaines, Illinois this week while visiting family in Chicago, and came across the Des Plaines Theater. It has some amazing architectural details influenced by the Art Deco period along the top of the building’s exterior.

Designed in 1925 by architect William B. Betts, the building was built to house the Polka Brothers Chicago circuit, held nearly 1000 people, and had a stage and orchestra pit. As you can see from this photo dated 1925, there were originally pillars on top of each little dome of the roof ridge line.

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