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HENRY BEAUMONT HERTS Edit Profile

Architect , Engineer

American architect, became known for the theater designs, formed Herts & Tallant.

Background

Henry Beaumont Herts was born in 1871 in New York City, United States.

Education

Mr. Herts later studied in Rome, in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and at Heidelberg University, returning to America in 1900.

Career

Noted in the field of theatre design, and in partnership with Hugh Tallant (Herts & Tallant) he designed many places of amusement on Broadway soon after the turn of the century. The Amsterdam Theatre, one of the firm’s earliest works completed in 1902. is said to have been the first built with a cantilever balcony. Herts & Tallant also designed the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway and the Follies Bergere on West 46th Street, while their most im¬portant building of the period was the Brooklyn Academy of Music, completed in 1908.

The partnership with Tallant ended in 1912. Herts continued in business with assistant Herbert J. Krapp and produced the Booth, its companion the Schubert, and the Longacre Theaters. Krapp left the firm in 1915.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Brooklyn Academy of Music

      (The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a major performing...)

    • New Amsterdam Theatre

      (The Amsterdam Theatre, one of the firm Herts & Tallant’s ...)

Connections

coworker:
Hugh Tallant - Architect

Henrt Beamont Herts worked in partnership with Hugh Tallant (Herts & Tallant)

coworker:
Herbert J. Krapp - theatre architect

In 1912 Herts continued in business with assistant Herbert J. Krapp