It was put on the historic register list in 1974 at about the time the City condemned it. Historic preservation was further advanced by civic groups who turned the tide by sheer perseverance.
It's not the most attractive building and could really do with a fresh coat of paint that would (hopefully) accentuate the architectural detail around the windows. The building takes its inspiration from the interest in Moorish/North African/Islamic cultures that was prevalent at the time.
Today it is a venue for touring theatrical productions. It butts up against the Horton Plaza Park and the Westfield Shopping Plaza Center. After redevelopment in 2008, the grand old theater has had a revitalization.
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