Fox Theatre / Terry Helgesen Collection, THS

Visalia’s [Calif.] Fox Theater seeks historic status

[via THS Director Dennis Wilhelm]

12:30 AM, Nov. 22, 2011

Fox Theatre / Terry Helgesen Collection, THS

The theater is already on the Visalia Historic Society’s list of landmarks but needs state recognition as part of the national registration process, Brewer said.

The application process should take six to eight months, he said.

National status carries tax benefits, a more relaxed building code, which would save many thousands of dollars, and also may possibly help applications for grant money for continued restoration still needed, Brewer said.

Although the original architecture was restored for the 1999 reopening, there is still much work to be done, Fry said.

That work includes:

ª Replacing 1929 electrical feeds, outlets, stage wiring and electrical panels

ª Professional sound and lighting systems

ª Larger dressing rooms, with air conditioning and heating for those rooms.


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One Comment

  1. Gary Parks

    This theatre is expected to be a highlight of the 2012 Conclave! While the Mission Revival exterior is certainly nice enough, the Hindu Atmospheric interior is quite a surprise for this Central Valley city!

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