Restoration of Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
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1. Last photograph of Abraham Lincoln, April 10, 1865, by Alexander Gardnerii
2. First Baptist Church of Washington, 18626
3. John T. Ford, c. 18658
4. First musical concert under Ford's management9
5. Program of second night of opening season, Ford's Atheneum10
6. Engineer probings of foundations of Ford's Theatre11
7. Program of Lincoln's favorite Shakespearean actor12
8. Personalities of Ford's Theatre14
9. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clay Ford, c. 187015
10. District Surveyor's plat, May 5, 186616
11. HR 684, "An Act to Incorporate the Washington Theatre Company"18
12. Ford's Theatres, Washington and Baltimore, 186320
13. Architectural exploration for original cornerstone of Ford's Theatre by Architect Dennin and Historian Olszewski22
14. Ford's Theatre from F Street, April 186523
15. Original wooden roof trusses still in use, Ford's Theatre, 196324
16. Original wooden lookouts, interior view, 196325
17. Old Ford's Theatre Building from F Street, July 4, 196126
18. West Façade, Old Ford's Theatre Building, August 2, 196327
19. Architectural exploration of interior Ford's Theatre Building, March 15, 196128
20. Views of south wall, Ford's Theatre, 193029
21. Contemporary sketch of east or rear wall by A. Berghaus30
22. Contemporary sketch by A. Berghaus of Ford's Theatre at time of assassination31
23. Contemporary photograph of Ford's Theatre and Star Saloon from E Street by M. Brady32
24. Contemporary sketch of overall scene in Ford's Theatre by A. Berghaus34
25. Draftsman's copy of original sketch by Jno. T. Ford36
26. Ford Theatre tickets, April 14, 186537
27. Seat plan of orchestra and parquet38
28. View from stage of presidential box and general seating arrangements of Ford's Theatre40
29. Seat plan of dress circle41
30. Closeup of chairs in orchestra and dress circle42
31. Closeup of seating arrangement in dress circle and benches of family circle44
32. Architectural details of presidential box and interior of Ford's Theatre46
33. Contemporary sketch of passageway to presidential box and closeup of original door to box 748
34. Details of decorations of presidential box and closeup of interior, April 14,186549
35. Closeup of stage center by M. Brady, showing part of orchestra pit50

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • List of Illustrations xv
  • List of Historic American Buildings Survey Drawings xvii
  • Administrative Data 1
  • Historical Data 3
  • Part I -- Ford's Theatre Building, 1833-1862 5
  • Part II -- Ford's Theatre 1867-65 13
  • Part III -- April 14, 1865 and Its Aftermath 53
  • Architectural Data 67
  • Furnishings and Exhibition Data 101
  • Appendix A--Lincoln at Ford's Theatre 105
  • Appendix B--List of Productions at Ford's Theatre 107
  • Appendix C 123
  • Bibliography 125
  • Index 130
  • Mission 66 137
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