Paul J. Henon
Local ID #: Motion Picture News_1928-12-29_p27
Motion Picture News (Periodical),
Paul J. Henon, Jr., was the son of a prominent Philadelphia contractor. By 1904 he is listed in the Philadelphia city directories as a draftsman and by 1912 as a partner in his own firm, Henon & Boyle, with James F. Boyle. Following Boyle's death in 1918, Henon continued his practice independently; but in 1921 he became pesident of the Hoffman-Henon Co. and continued to use the name of that firm for nearly five years following the death of William H. Hoffman in 1925. Throughout much of the time that Hoffman-Henon was in operation, Daniel T. Henon, Paul's brother, held a position heading the engineering department. After 1930 Henon dropped the Hoffman name from his practice and was listed as an individual architect in Koyl's directory for 1962.
Although his early association with Boyle produced a number of Catholic church designs, Henon soon concentrated on the theaters and movie houses for which he would achieve his greatest success, including such notable examples as the Mastbaum Theatre (20th and Market streets in Philadelphia), the Century Theatre (Baltimore, MD), and the Stanley Theatre (Atlantic City, NJ).
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