Grand Theatre


Facade Restoration - City of Paris

Paris, Tx - Under Construction

This project is the first phase of what will ultimately be a complete restoration of the historic Grand Theater in downtown Paris, Texas. The project includes selective demolition and hazardous materials abatement and replacement of missing architectural elements on the exterior façade. The work includes considerable research of the evolution of the theater façade over several decades.

Originally constructed as a vaudeville theater shortly after the Great Fire of 1916, the present façade was constructed in 1937 as part of a major remodeling of the theater. This project is being funded by a Certified Local Government grant from the U. S. Department of the Interior, National Parks Service and administered by the Texas Historical Commission.