Ridglea Theater in danger

posted by Johnv on August 3, 2010 at 4:50 am

FORT WORTH, TX — The beautiful Ridglea Theater is in peril now. The local news has broadcast that the current owners want to demolish it to make way for retail sales. The locals are trying to figure out how to save it. It was reported that the group “Historic Ft Worth” are now giving tours of the theater for this purpose. These folks really need help to save this treasure!!

The Ridglea Theatre is still more-or-less where we left it last time – the threat of demolition hanging over it, with Bank of America looking at demolishing almost the entire structure to build a drive-through bank branch. Councilman Zimmerman still refuses to try to get the building designated historic (and when even Chuck Silcox said it should be designated and the current councilman won’t, that’s not a good sign), and preservation groups including Historic Fort Worth are still arguing for the complex’s significance.

Read more in the Pegasus News.

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