Restoration of the Capitol Theater marquee has begun.
Larochelle Construction Co. Inc. has started the preliminary work on the historic marquee. The front entrance is roped off and the structure is being shored up and exterior parts are being removed to be sent out for refurbishment. The structural work will happen shortly after that.
In celebration of the bicenquasquigenary of Cheshire, Emery had planned to put together a postcard collection and while picking through his own collection he found something curious: The Basset Brook Bridge to Adams.
Sanders said he was working with Yeshiva on tasks like colorizing images of the arch, and in the course of that work proposed a three-dimensional replica of the panel. Once the museum said yes, he knew right where to turn: Neathawk, who owns Neathawk Designs on North Hoosac Street. After working up estimated and crunching the numbers, she agreed.
The City Council is supportive of efforts to restore the historic Capitol marquee outside of the senior center.
The structure of the 1928 marquee is structurally failing and Barry Architects have estimated a $142,030 cost to fully restore it. The city is considering allocating $50,000 from federal Community Development Block Grant funds and funding the rest through the capital budget.
The city is looking at spending some $150,000 to restore the historic Capitol marquee outside of the senior center.
Barry Architects did an assessment of the structure and determined there are significant repairs needed.