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Picturing The Past: Erle Stillwell Designed Local Movie Theaters


September 18, 2017

Erle Stillwell built a successful architectural design agency in the early 1900s. However, like the businessmen he designed homes and businesses for, Stillwell struggled to stay in business following the stock market crash and throughout the Great Depression.

Stillwell had designed Hendersonville's Rex Theater in 1924 and he did the redesign work when it burned in 1932. Through this work he met Robert Wilby and Mike Kincey, who managed most of Paramount's southeastern movie theaters. This relationship would lead to work for additional theaters in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama...

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