YEADON, PA — As a followup to last week’s story about the Yeadon Theatre, George Quirk sent in some recent shots of the theater. ()
Have a look at this link, it shows how it was inside:
Is it me or is a demolition ceromony weird?
Truely looks salavageable to me, the facade still looks fresh. Demo ceromony..I wonder who thought of that. it is weird.
I quite agree, very strange!
Excellant photo essay. The detail which the pictures show and the variety of them is very creditable. In its day this theatre was very colorful. The curved theme, extends to the fire exits as well. The exterior looks sound, just the roof is in bad shape and caused a lot of damage. It is amazing what water. Keep the water out of the building and you extend the life indefinately. What a sad loss for the community. Again excellant photography.
The intentions are good to try and save this theater at the last minute. However, it’s such a waste of money to now order new evaluations and more reports. Why wasn’t this done initially? If the building was so significant, why didn’t the preservationists raise a flag before demolition was already in motion. I’m all for preserving old theatrers but these efforts seem a little too late and wasteful.
There needs to be some kind of non-profit national trust/origination setup to compile a list of endangered theaters and have them step long before any talk of demolition to save the theater(s). We are getting involved too little, too late and letting this happen. We are loosing our history!