Project Description: The Lexington Opera House stands as a tribute to the community’s commitment to historic preservation and the arts. Originally built in 1886, it was the home of theatrical and musical culture when Lexington was known as the “Athens of the West.” By the 1970s, the building had fallen into complete disrepair. Through the efforts of civic leaders and philanthropists, it was restored to its original opulence. Deteriorated materials were removed, existing structures repaired and reinforced, and state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical infrastructure were installed. In addition, painstaking restoration of the building’s ornate plasterwork and elaborate finishes were accomplished with attention to historical detail and skilled craftsmanship.
Firm Role: During the schematic and design development stage, Congleton-Hacker personnel worked closely with the Lexington Center Corporation and the design team to determine the cost impact of every nuance of the restoration vision so that the project would maximize benefit within the constraints of the budget.
- Owner Contact:
- Mr. Bill Owen
Lexington Center Corporation