DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A developer plans to bring back a distinctive six-story tower that once fronted Duluth’s NorShor Theatre.
Developer George Sherman of Minneapolis-based Sherman Associates confirmed the plan to rebuild the marquee as part of a $19 million renovation of the 1910s-era theater.
Sherman says the restoration will begin in August and will take about 14 months. He says they’ll do their best to duplicate the art deco-style tower that was removed decades ago.
The Duluth News Tribune reports Sherman confirmed his plan to rebuild the marquee Tuesday after speaking to a sold-out Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
In its day, the 64-foot-tall lighted tower with the theater’s name could be seen dozens of miles away.
The NorShor will be managed and operated by the Duluth Playhouse community theater organization.
(Information in the following story is from: Duluth News Tribune, http://www.duluthsuperior.com )