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Pittenger Grand Opera House
Centralia IL

Also known as: Grand Theatre


August 2002 photo from the Darren Snow collection.

They demolished the auditorium first; that's probably the easiest part, as it's basically a big brick balloon. The lobby, offices, and attached storefronts were still standing. One of the latter was an optician's office; there had also been a Christian teen center upstairs at one time. A lot of debris from the optometrist's office was scattered around the lot; apparently they'd failed to clean the place out before they started whackin' at it. The wall seen here was the rear wall of the auditorium; I believe the second-story door led into the projection booth.

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