click on this image to open a new window with the drawing of the new fire exit surrounds.
 
Image above (061805) is a detail of the original Aztec Theater curtain done in 1926. Designed by Herbert Barnard, and painted by Volland Scenic Studios of St. Louis.

The Aztec is being restored at this time by EuroAlamo. Drury Southwest is providing the leadership team to make this happen. I am restoring all of the original theatre's ornamentation.

The Aztec last operated as a theatre in about 1992, but it was lacking any significant upkeep for many years before that. These pictures will give you an idea of the style incorporated in the decor of the Aztec.
 
 
Above is a bas relief mural (roughly eight foot wide by ten foot high) on the wall at the landing that would be at the top of the stairs shown at the lower center of the drawing below.
 
click on this image to open a new window with the full size drawing.
 
Above is another photo from the original blueprints. This is part of the south wall in the lobby area. Below is a photo of one of the masks shown in the upper left hand side of the drawing above. You can click on the image above to open a new window with the full size drawing
 
 
The picture above was snapped in June, 2005.
 
 
 


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exterior


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fire curtain


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auditorium

 


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mezzanine


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ticket lobby


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click on the images below to enlarge
....photos from August 2005....
 


part of the main lobby
looking up


detail


detail

 
 


detail


bracket before
and after repaint


plaster mural north

 
copyright 2005.
stuccoist
 
Tom Battersby, Ornamental Lath and Plaster.
 
Ornamental plaster and stucco restoration is a specialty for us.
 
The preservation of your historical site is important to us.
 
New ornamental plaster and stucco embellishments are also available,
designed for you, or to your specifications.
 
We will cast plaster, or any other medium, in your mold,
or, our moldmaking shop will produce the mold for you.
 
Production of ornamentation, and/or installation is no problem.
 
We are available for residential or commercial projects.