Thursday, August 19, 2010

Slide Show of Georgia Theater Rebuild

Previously I blogged about the historic Georgia Theater, almost destroyed by fire a year ago.  The Athens Banner-Herald now has a slide show showing reconstruction in the interior.  It's a pretty interesting pictorial history of the restoration of the building, which dates to the late 1800s.  The owner has struggled with financing and rebuilding, but there's so much sentiment to save the building that I think he'll ultimately be successful.  He's also got a great sense of humor - the marquee on the building currently reads "Men At Work."

Jamie Baker Roskie

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The slide show is a great way of communicating the value of the site. More importantly, the theater has great sentimental value to anyone (like me) who ever went there. I'm sure that many fans of REM, B-52s, Widespread Panic, and thousands of Georgia alums will be pleased with the restoration (and hopefully will contribute).

Posted by: Matt Festa | Aug 24, 2010 8:46:28 PM