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Guide to the Lee Harris Pomeroy Papers on the Preservation of the Broadway Theatre District
1952-1994 (bulk 1981-1983)
 MS 3060

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Creator: Pomeroy, Lee Harris, 1932-2018
Title: Lee Harris Pomeroy papers on the preservation of the Broadway Theatre District
Dates [inclusive]: 1952-1994 (bulk 1981-1983)
Abstract: The Lee Harris Pomeroy Papers on the Preservation of the Broadway Theatre District contains documents that demonstrate Pomeroy's involvement in the Broadway theater preservation movement during the early 1980s. As an award winning architect, Pomeroy became involved after being approached by the Actors' Equity Association in 1981 to devise an alternate plan to the 49 floor hotel slated for construction on the block where the Helen Hayes and Morosco Theatres were located. Pomeroy's plan made changes to the hotel plan that included the preservation of the theaters on the street level, with the hotel built above. The proposal was rejected and the theaters were bulldozed to make way for the Times Square Marriott Marquis. This collection documents Pomeroy's alternate plan as well as his continued involvement with preservation attempts for the Broadway Theatre District as an architect, community board member, and participant in the Theatre Advisory Committee.
Quantity: 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons
Call Phrase: MS 3060