The Levoy Theatre’s designation as a New Jersey historic site is safe, at least until late this year.
The New Jersey State Review Board for Historic Sites last week granted a request from the theater’s nonprofit owner for a postponement of a status review. The case had been listed for a hearing this week.
Lauren Van Embden, chairwoman of the Levoy Theater Preservation Society, said Tuesday the organization was too busy preparing to reopen the long-shuttered High Street theater in August to deal with the issue now.
The Levoy Theatre was added in 1998 to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
The theater’s construction dates to 1908 in parts. The issue is whether its partial collapse on Jan. 3, 2011, destroyed too much of the original structure for “historic” to be a legitimate description.
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