Historic Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR

Designed to resemble the castle in Shakespeare's Hamlet, the Elsinore Theater was completed in 1926. Considered the finest theater between Portland and San Francisco, its first shows were silent movies and vaudeville acts.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
250362
Names
Elsinore Theater
Elsinore Theatre
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Timeline

1926
Construction of the Elsinore Theatre
17 Jun 1994
Elsinore Theatre added to National Register of Historic Places
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National Register Data

Historic Elsinore Theatre has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places with the following information. Note: some of this data may have become outdated since the listing date. View full NRHP data →

National Register ID
91001575
Date Listed
19940617
Name
Elsinore Theater
Part of
Architecture of Ellis F. Lawrence MPS (MPS=Multiple Property Submission)
Address
170 High St. SE.
City/Town
Salem
County
Marion
State
Oregon
Category
building
Creators
Lawrence & Holford
Level of Significance
state
Years of Significance
1926; 1932
Areas of Significance
ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATION; PERFORMING ARTS; ARCHITECTURE