State Theatre

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St Petersburg, Tampa FL, United States

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Constructed in 1924, the State Theater is an outstanding example of Beaux Arts style architecture. At the time of its construction the State Theater’s 6000 sq.ft. made it one of the largest banks in St. Petersburg. Its original use as the Alexander National Bank lasted only two years until Jacob Alexander died in December of 1926. During 1927 the building was partially occupied by the Gregory Electric Refrigeration Company, but by 1928 sat vacant. The building was purchased by the Fidelity Bank and Trust Company in July of 1929. The stock market crash in October of that same year was too much for the local economy and the Fidelity Bank, like most St. Petersburg banks, was forced to close. After Fidelity’s liquidation in 1931 the building was used for a succession of small office tenants until 1949 when it was remodeled into the State Theater.

Neel Reid was the architect who designed the original building and was also responsible locally for the Alexander Hotel. In 1949 the building was remodeled by another notable architect, Archie Parrish of St. Petersburg.

The facade of the State Theater is a symmetrical composition of three bays. The bays are defined by engaged pilasters expressed as a series of quoins above a projected watertable base topped by an ionic capital with an attached swag. The facade is topped by a projected cornice with a simple entablature.

Contact Information

Address
687 Central Ave.
St Petersburg, Tampa FL 33701
United States
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Phone
727-895-3045
Web
www.statemedia.com

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 28 January 2015
Napalm Death
Voivod, Exhumed, Ringworm, Iron Reagan, Black Crown InitiateConcert
State Theatre
St Petersburg, Tampa FL, United States
27.771313 -82.643371

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Andrew W.K.
Wolf-FaceConcert
State Theatre
St Petersburg, Tampa FL, United States
27.771313 -82.643371

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Saturday 14 February 2015
Anvil
Lord Dying, SunLordConcert
State Theatre
St Petersburg, Tampa FL, United States
27.771313 -82.643371
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Sunday 1 March 2015
Shpongletron 3.1
Shpongle, PhutureprimitiveConcert
State Theatre
St Petersburg, Tampa FL, United States
27.771313 -82.643371

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Saturday 7 March 2015
Bestiary Tour
Hail Mary Mallon, Aesop Rock, Homeboy SandmanConcert
State Theatre
St Petersburg, Tampa FL, United States
27.771313 -82.643371

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Wednesday 11 March 2015
Hundred Waters
MitskiConcert
State Theatre
St Petersburg, Tampa FL, United States
27.771313 -82.643371

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