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.