Residents and visitors who have the app can pull up videos on the different locations detailing the history of it. Other sites included in the walking tour include Washington Park, the Newcomb Hotel, the Dr. Richard Eells House and the Western Catholic Union Building.
Category: Washington Theater
The Washington Theater Commission gave its first presentation to a community group Wednesday afternoon.
Members of YP Quincy listened to commission President Jim Lawrence on the status of the vaudeville theater.
YP members were allowed to tour the facility following their meeting.
At last week’s commission meeting, Lawrence said it is easier to move the project forward if there is community support.
Additional presentations are expected to be given to other community organizations to held gain some support for the former vaudeville theater. Some open houses and fundraisers are also expected for the Washington Theater Commission this year.
Lawrence said it’s easier to keep the project moving forward if the community is behind it. The commission had a market analysis and feasibility study conducted in 2006 by a Toronto consulting firm indicating that the Washington Theater has potential for development as an entertainment complex and community center.
Janis A. Barlow and Associates said evidence suggested that Quincy has the population base and enough cultural demand to warrant a rehabilitated theater.
Redevelopment and operations of the theater would likely be run by community organizations, not the city.
A recent grant letter that was prepared to apply for a grant from a private trust said that it would take $9 million to restore the theater.