Grand Theatre Marquee Reconstructed
Grand Theatre Marquee Reconstructed

Marquee was reconstructed based on historic black & white photos.  The neon color scheme was designed using historic neon colors.

Renovated Proscenium Mask
Renovated Proscenium Mask
Under the restored Marquee
Under the restored Marquee

Poster Boxes were reconstructed based on historic photos.  Terrazzo was repaired and a new decorative "G" replaced a concrete patch at the location of historic ticket window.

photo:  Jennifer Reiley

Grand Opening Excitement
Grand Opening Excitement

photo:  Jennifer Reiley

Dressing Room Fun
Dressing Room Fun
California Theatre - 1st Street Facade
California Theatre - 1st Street Facade

The historic First Street façade required extensive restoration, including the reproduction of the original 70’ tall “golden poppy” blade sign that had been sold and moved to northern California during the 1930's.  Extensive field study of that original blade sign led to forensic discovery of the original paint scheme emphasizing "natural" colors.  Recreation of the original marquee was from detailed study of historic photographs.

Black Box Theatre
Black Box Theatre

Smaller "incubator" performance space is paired with the larger historic theater at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.

Mayor performing at Ribbon Cutting
Mayor performing at Ribbon Cutting

The historic portion of the building housing the Village Theatre was originally a grange hall from 1873. The new marquee went through a Historic Design Review Committee process that sought to express the important role this building has held in the downtown.

New Galley Kitchen in 1950's Home
New Galley Kitchen in 1950's Home
Screened porch from the northwest
Screened porch from the northwest
Maine Cottage Site Plan
Maine Cottage Site Plan
Grand Theatre Marquee Reconstructed
Renovated Proscenium Mask
Under the restored Marquee
Grand Opening Excitement
Dressing Room Fun
California Theatre - 1st Street Facade
Black Box Theatre
Mayor performing at Ribbon Cutting
New Galley Kitchen in 1950's Home
Screened porch from the northwest
Maine Cottage Site Plan
Grand Theatre Marquee Reconstructed

Marquee was reconstructed based on historic black & white photos.  The neon color scheme was designed using historic neon colors.

Renovated Proscenium Mask
Under the restored Marquee

Poster Boxes were reconstructed based on historic photos.  Terrazzo was repaired and a new decorative "G" replaced a concrete patch at the location of historic ticket window.

photo:  Jennifer Reiley

Grand Opening Excitement

photo:  Jennifer Reiley

Dressing Room Fun
California Theatre - 1st Street Facade

The historic First Street façade required extensive restoration, including the reproduction of the original 70’ tall “golden poppy” blade sign that had been sold and moved to northern California during the 1930's.  Extensive field study of that original blade sign led to forensic discovery of the original paint scheme emphasizing "natural" colors.  Recreation of the original marquee was from detailed study of historic photographs.

Black Box Theatre

Smaller "incubator" performance space is paired with the larger historic theater at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.

Mayor performing at Ribbon Cutting

The historic portion of the building housing the Village Theatre was originally a grange hall from 1873. The new marquee went through a Historic Design Review Committee process that sought to express the important role this building has held in the downtown.

New Galley Kitchen in 1950's Home
Screened porch from the northwest
Maine Cottage Site Plan
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