the Emery Theatre and the OCAS Building
YOU KNOW . . .
THAT Emery Theatre and the Ohio Mechanics
Institute/College of Applied Science just south of the theatre
has been part of the University of Cincinnati since 1968?
THAT Emery Theatre (formerly Emery Auditorium)
was built for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra?
THAT Mrs. Mary Emery, noted philanthropist,
donated all the funds for building the school and theatre
THAT Mrs. Emery also was the developer and
builder of the suburb of Mariemont, one of the first "planned"
THAT Leopold Stokowski, world-famed symphonic
conductor, stated during his tenure as Cincinnati Symphony
conductor, that Emery's acoustics were among the finest in
the world exceeded only by Carnegie Hall in New York and Boston's
THAT There was a gym used by the college
and located over the rear half of the theatre?...Due to excellent
construction the sounds of the one never interfere with the
other... This space was later used by the Cincinnati Ballet
as a rehearsal facility.
THAT On the roof of the college building
there was at one time a huge greenhouse that provided fruits
and vegetables for student lunches and for use in their hotel
THAT Parties were held on the roof of the
college building for up to 1,000 persons?
THAT Other roof facilities included tennis
and hand-ball courts?
THAT The first Industrial Exposition in the
country was held by Ohio Mechanics Institute?
THAT Many Broadway stars as well as world-renowned
musicians have appeared on the Emery stage?