A 1930 Mott Studios photo of the Pantages boilers. It's in the California State Library collection, one of 17 photos in their set #001387214. The Library also has another take of the boiler room shot.
Howard Nugent, a former master electrician at the Pantages notes: "This boiler room existed until the 1999-2000 renovation. The boilers and hardware were removed and this space was converted into 2 floors of modern dressing rooms, principal rooms upstairs and ensemble dressing rooms downstairs. The door at the end of this photo was the only access to this space before. They cut through the 3-4 foot thick concrete wall, the wall behind the boilers in the photo, to give access to the dressing rooms. Compared to the old dressing rooms these new dressing rooms are great." Thanks, Howard!
A Mott Studios look at the chiller for the air conditioning system in 1930. The photo is in the Tom B'hend and Preston Kaufmann Collection, part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collection.
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