Columbus Indiana's Historic Crump Theatre

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Not since the construction of the Columbus courthouse had one man and his vision received as much publicity from local newspapers as John Crump and his theater, designed and built by architect Charles Sparrell in 1889. This is the story of the passion, struggles and triumphs that created the first true cultural arts center in this small town and the legacy that continues to inspire the community over a century later to protect this local landmark. It is a journey marked by first-class opera performances, flickering silent films, police intervention and arrests and, ultimately, decay and closure. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will go to the Heritage Fund in support of the Crump Theatre building--an architectural treasure in a city that boasts many.
ISBN: 9781626191884
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: Landmarks
Images: 51
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Columbus, Indiana native David Sechrest is the creator of He also helped found the Historic Columbus Day Celebrations, first held in 2006. In 2007, Mayor Fred Armstrong proclaimed April 14, 2007 as David Sechrest Day. Elected in 2011, Kristen Brown is the 36th mayor of the City of Columbus, Indiana. Mayor Brown is developing Columbus' first community-wide strategic plan, which paints a bold vision and defines the community's highest strategic priorities. She was born in Columbus and has deep roots in the community.
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