Above: Rivoli Theatre, 210 N 6th St., St. Louis (1922-1982) Sgraffito façade – Frank Seifert, Sculptor


The collections include the complete sgraffito façade of the Rivoli Theatre, a former movie house which had been one of a string of theaters built by Universal Film Company in the old theatre district along Sixth Street in St. Louis. Examples of the technique are rare in the United States.

Essays on Sgraffito

Background on Sgraffito & Art Nouveau
Plastering Plain and Decorative