The Original Interior (May 1874–Apr 1883)
Architect: Graham, Chicago, Illinois. Designer of Hooley’s Theatre, later renamed Powers’ Theatre, Chicago
Plaster and Fresco Artisans: Italians from Chicago
Set Designer and Plaster Artisan: Sol. E. White, African American, Chicago. In 1880s Solomon moves his family to Grand Rapids while employed by Powers’ Opera House as a full-time artisan on set design.
The Floor is Lowered (September 1883 – June 1892)
Architect: Col. James M. Wood, Chicago
Rebuild After The First Fire (November 1892 – November 1901)
Architects: Oscar Cobb & Son (William), Chicago, Illinois
Plaster and Fresco Artisans:
Set Designer and Plaster Artisan: Sol. E. White, African American, Chicago
Rebuild After The Second Fire (June 1902 – January 1979)
Architect: Col. James M. Wood, Chicago, Illinois
Wood Carver and Plaster Artisan: Danish artist, Alfred F. Nygard, studio in Detroit, Michigan
Manager & Lessee: Col. James M. Wood, Chicago, Illinois (1902 – 1903 Retired). He later dies in 1903.