Orpheum Theatre Gets Better With Age

Working with a structure that always has had "the bones of a beauty," planners and restorers have returned the classic downtown Orpheum Theatre to its status as an elegant, gracious showplace.

Built in 1929 at a cost of $750,000 in the Spanish Baroque Revival style so popular at that time, it was considered the most luxurious playhouse west of the Mississippi. The 68-year-old Orpheum, at the corner of Second Avenue and Adams Street, wears its $14 million restoration construction facel

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