'A man of vision': the life and architecture of Chris A. Smith

Wed Nov 16 2022 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Semaphore Library | Adelaide

Port Adelaide Historical Society Incorporated
Publisher/HostPort Adelaide Historical Society Incorporated
'A man of vision': the life and architecture of Chris A. Smith
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With no formal architectural training, Port Adelaide-born architect Chris A. Smith rapidly established himself, before the age of thirty, as South Australia’s leading theatre architect. Smith produced a vast body of work between 1914 and 1942, including more than forty picture theatres and town halls, notably the Clare, Peterborough and Hindmarsh Town Halls, the Alberton, Enfield and Semaphore Ozone Theatres, the Princess Theatre at Marryatville (now the Regal Theatre) and new Goodwood Star Theatre (now the Capri Theatre). He also designed Port Adelaide’s Waterside Workers' Hall and Council Chambers, and numerous other buildings in the district.
This talk traces Smith’s career, examines his works and introduces some of his many collaborators.
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Semaphore Library, ,Adelaide,SA,Australia, Adelaide, Australia

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