New life for Milton’s old Imogene Theater
Milton’s Imogene set for grand restoration
Rebecca Ross • email@example.com • March 1, 2010
A historic theater is getting a new lease on life.
On Sunday, plans for the restoration of Milton’s Imogene Theater were unveiled during the Santa Rosa Historical Society’s quarterly meeting.
The red brick building, built in 1912, has been closed since a fire swept through a block of historic downtown Milton in January 2009.
With the receipt of about $725,000 from an insurance settlement, restoration work is set to begin in the spring. The scheduled reopening will be sometime next year.
Ultimately, the Historical Society would like to raise another $2 million for additional improvements and to build an addition to the theater.
During the meeting, Carter Quina with Quina Grundhoefer Architects, the Pensacola firm selected to oversee the renovation, explained the lengthy process.
“Phase one will fully restore the Imogene Theater,” he said. “We will bring it back to its original glory, inside and out.”