Conway, NH – Conway movie theater named to US historic register

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on October 14, 2016 at 4:04 am

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From NH1.com: A group of storefronts in Conway has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Bolduc Block with Art Deco features was designed to have four shops and a theater on the first floor and offices on the second. The theater entrance has gold-painted wooden frames designed to hold movie advertisements.

Throughout its history, Bolduc Block’s storefronts were occupied by a variety of businesses, including a pharmacy, grocer, department store, sewing store, telephone business offices and post office.

The building’s exterior has changed little. Despite a fire in the theater in 2005, the interior still has many features from the 1930s, including light fixtures, cast iron radiators and cushioned brocade fabric wall panels in the lobby.

Story link: http://www.nh1.com/news/conway-storefronts-movie-theater-named-to-us-historic-register/

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