Capitol Theatre Wins Approval for Masonry and Sign Repairs

posted by steelbeard1 on March 28, 2004 at 7:35 pm

FLINT, MI — The Flint Historic District Commission approved a plan on March 4th to make repairs to the Capitol Theatre building, according to this report in East Village Magazine.

The group issued a certificate of appropriateness to the owner of the Capitol Theater to repair part of its sign and to repair or replace deteriorated masonry.

“The tower portion of the sign needs to be repaired and repainted. The neon lights will also be removed,” said building owner Troy Farah.

He said it would cost too much to replace the broken lights and to repair the electrical system needed to operate them.

Farah said that parts of the building’s east and west walls also need to be replaced.

He said that the replacement bricks will be painted to match the surrounding bricks. Also, any architectural elements replaced will match the existing design.

Farah plans to apply for a matching grant from the Ruth Mott Foundation to pay for the repairs.

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