General Stark Theatre

400 Main Street,
Bennington, VT 05201

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joemasher on October 11, 2005 at 1:57 am

The theater burned down years ago and its remains were demolished.

kencmcintyre on November 10, 2006 at 12:04 pm

The theater burned in 1959, according to this 1963 article:

A large downtown lot, its emptiness partially hidden from view by a rough fence which bears a sign proclaiming “Paradise”, would serve a variety of uses if Benningtonians had their way.

The roughly graded lot is all that remains of a busy downtown corner which once accommodated a portion of the General Stark theater as well as the Vermont Savings Bank building. The theater block was destroyed by fire in 1959 and the bank building was demolished last spring when it proved unadaptable to modern business uses. The current owner, John B. Harte, has no prospective tenants or future plans.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Correct address was 400 Main St

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