|Columbus, GA: Springer Opera House|
Country: United States of America
Location: 103 Tenth Street
Built 1871 for Francis Joseph Springer. Opened 21 Feb 1871. Originally used for classical and popular drama, vaudeville and dance performances, and concerts. 1901 rebuildings. 1929 converted to a cinema. 1964 plans to demolish the theatre. Subsequently renovation funded by a citizens' group. Re-opened 1965. 1997-1999 major renovation by Hecht, Burdeshaw, Johnson, Kidd, and Clark (project architect: Ed Burdeshaw), including the installation of an orchestra pit. The complex includes a main theatre (Emily Woodruff Hall, 700 seats), a studio theatre (Foley Hall) and a Learning Center. Oficcially designated as State Theatre of Georgia. Home to the resident Springer Theatre Company. Mainly used for drama performances.
Reverse Text: "Columbus, Georgia - The famous Springer Opera House, downtown Columbus"|
Publisher: Columbus Photo Service, Columbus, GA; Lusterchrome; K-16903
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