Lebowsky Center gutted by fire

posted by steelbeard1 on February 14, 2007 at 9:00 am

OWOSSO, MI — The Joseph H. Lebowsky Center, formerly the Capitol Theatre, was gutted by a fire late Tuesday, February 13.

A historic theater in Owosso is gutted by fire. Firefighters from 12 departments are still on the scene battling that fire. It’s burning the Joseph H. Lebowsky Center. Fire officials say it started Tuesday night just before 11.

Community members who were on the scene say, if the fire destroy’s the historic center, it’ll be a huge loss for the area.

For more news coverage, go to WLNS which has a Javascript video link at the main page of the website. News coverage from WJRT including a video link can be found here: WJRT Video Update.

Additional stories have since been printed in the Flint Journal and Owosso Argus-Press. The official website has yet to be updated.

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MiltonSmith on February 15, 2007 at 8:22 pm

Very sad. From the looks of that fire damage, there is no way in heck to restore that building. There was a section of the brick wall that looks like it was bowing inward, probably a matter of time until it collapses in. Unfortunate and very sad.

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