Constructed in 1948, the Richardson Theater was designed by architect Cole McFarland. It is a 20,354-square-foot, multimassed, symmetrical, multistory, cast in place, reinforced concrete building. The theater is of the Art Moderne style with influences from the American Roadside architecture movement. The theater is significant both for its architectural style and its relation to General Robert C. Richardson. It has maintained its architectural integrity and is one of the few structures of its design scheme still standing on the island of Oahu.
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