United Palace was originally one of the five famed Loew’s “Wonder Theatres.” The theater was originally known as Loew’s 175th Street Theatre, designed by Thomas Lamb and decorative specialist Harold Rambusch in 1930. The theater closed its doors in 1969 and was purchased the same year by an organization now known as the United Palace of Spiritual Arts. The famed Washington Heights building received landmark status from the city of New York in 2016. With more than 3,000 seats, it continues to be the fourth largest movie and live performance venue in Manhattan.
In June 2013, EverGreene was engaged to replicate the plaster ornament in repair areas of loss. Our conservators reinstalled new plaster ornament and repainted it to mimic the existing decor. Additionally, we cleaned isolated surface areas of the building. Old decorative paint was replaced with historically accurate decorative painting and stenciling.
Since 2014, EverGreene has returned to United Palace to assist with annual maintenance. In 2021, the proscenium was restored to its original grandeur.