This article has some great pictures.
2/17/2010 10:04:00 PM
Facelift at 105?
Progress continues on Elks Opera House restoration as theater prepares for birthday bash
By Cindy Barks
The Daily Courier
PRESCOTT – When the city briefly opened the Elks Opera House to the public in December for the annual Acker Musical Showcase, hundreds of locals lined up on Gurley Street for a chance to get inside.
By the end of the evening, 2,400 people had come through the doors of the historic downtown theater for the holiday music – and for a glimpse of the restoration that was under way.
That response was just one indication of the interest that the massive $1.4 million restoration has generated in the community.
Since July 2009, the theater has been “dark” to make way for the project, which includes everything from a complete facelift of the interior to a restoration of the historic marquee at the entrance on Gurley Street.
This weekend, locals will have another opportunity to see the work-in-progress.