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Grand Gets National Recognition

Written by  Steve Fuller Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 11:01 am

ELLSWORTH — An icon of the city’s downtown has taken its place among the nation’s “historic places worthy of preservation.”

Zoe Scott, executive director of The Grand Auditorium, said she learned this week that the theater is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The designation is the culmination of a process that started in 2008. Scott said the theater’s place in downtown Ellsworth and its distinctive art deco architecture were both factors in making the national list.

“You just don’t see theaters like this anymore,” said Scott.

The designation makes the theater eligible for funding for future preservation projects.

For more of the latest news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller covers Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Eastbrook, Waltham, Osborn, Aurora, Amherst and Great Pond. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast’s Republican Journal prior to joining The Ellsworth American in April of 2012.

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