Farewell Ceremony For Yeadon Theater
YEADON, PA — George Quirk writes in with news from the Delaware County Times:
Residents and borough officials will gather to say farewell to the Yeadon Theater on Church Lane Wednesday August 27, 2003, at 6:30PM.
Demolition of the half-century-old building with the art deco facade is scheduled to begin early next week. The borough purchased the 12,000 square-foot structure and three-quarter-acre lot in 2001.
Yeadon’s Community Development Corp. is planning to replace the old theater with a multi-purpose building that will house a new library, meeting rooms, and complimentary retail sites.
Engineering studies determined it would be more cost-effective to demolish and rebuild rather than renovate the existing structure.
Although the old theater was not considered an historic or architectural treasure, it held sentimental value for many long time residents.
“The theater has meant a lot to this community. We don’t want to just see it demolished without a proper good-bye,” Council President Jacquelynn Puriefoy-Brinkley said.
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