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Pittenger Grand Opera House
Centralia IL

Also known as: Grand Theatre


August 2002 photo from the Darren Snow collection.

When the skating rink was put in, of course they had to remove the slanted floor and put in a flat one. Apparently, when they removed the "Coming Soon" poster frame from the facade, they just tossed it under the new floor, where it remained until demolition began. Unfortunately, falling debris took a couple of chunks out of this bulky, streamline-moderne frame, rendering it basically unsalvageable.

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