Newport, RI – $3.1M tax credit OK’d for renovation of Opera House Theater in Newport

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on December 1, 2016 at 1:51 am

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From The Providence Journal: The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has approved a $3.1 million in state historic preservation tax credits for the renovation of the Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center at 19 Touro St. in Newport.

According to the agreement, the renovation is expected to cost $14.5 million and is scheduled for completion in 2018. The tax credits are awarded after work is completed.

The theater was built in 1867 and was originally a four-story building with a mansard roof, according to the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. The fourth floor was removed in 1957 after a fire at the building next door.

Story link: http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20161123/31m-tax-credit-okd-for-renovation-of-opera-house-theater-in-newport

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