Small-town theaters added to Texas' Most Endangered List

posted by Wes Reeves on March 6, 2007 at 2:45 am

Preservation Texas has included Historic Small Town Theaters on its 2007 Most Endangered List. The Austin-based advocacy group included theaters such as the Palace Theater in Brady, McCulloch County, as part of a 12-site list that seeks to focus attention and resources on disappearing and endangered historical assets. And though Houston is not necessarily a small town, the list placed emphasis on the River Oaks and Alabama Theaters, which are endangered by redevelopment.

“Historic theaters deserve an encore as part of Main Street developments that are revitalizing small towns and it is important that they are protected and restored instead of demolished,” stated a February news release from Preservation Texas.

For more information, go to Preservation Texas.

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Bruce Calvert
Bruce Calvert on March 8, 2007 at 7:26 am

This press conference and award was big news in Brady. The Preservation Texas group supplied the local newspaper and radio station with this announcement. This designation has already helped the Palace Theater get a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is not a huge amount, but it will help patch the roof.

Here’s a couple of the news stories from the Brady Standard-Herald newspaper…

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