The "New" Orpheum Theatre

346 North Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois

originally 22 Hickory Street, then 346 North Hickory Street.

Architects of the Champaign Orpheum Theatre

George Leslie Rapp (left) and Cornelius Ward Rapp (right) principals in the firm Rapp and Rapp.  The Orpheum was one of their early theatre designs.  They designed over 400 theatres during their career.

The New Orpheum Theatre in 1914

Newspaper ad for the grand opening in October 1914

Orpheum Theatre KEF photo ed.jpg

Photo by Kenneth Eugene Frederick.  Posted to the Champaign Urbana History Facebook page by Amanda Dickerman Van Ness 1 August 2014.