Hard times in Gary, hard times for theatre
Since the steel industry took a nosedive, Gary, Indiana, which was founded by U.S. Steel, has seen hard times. Here’s a link to a Facebook page with recent photos of the John Eberson designed Palace Theatre there. Its been standing open to the elements for years. The photographer is very brave. When this writer and Joe DuciBella were there 10 years ago it was a haven for drug users and there were hypodermic needles all over the floor. Some of the light fixtures are now at the York Theatre, Elmhurst, Illinois, home to THS HQ. Some years ago Chicago THS member Jim Indreika took photos there. Fellow member Perry Lammers had his back.