Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stained Glass Theatre

Built in 1882, this was the home for Salem United Methodist Church. In 1986, a tornado hit and caused quite a bit of damage. Faced with the cost of the repairs, the congregation merged with another and sold the church. The same year, a theatre troupe called The Footlighters, Inc. bought the church and it became the Stained Glass Theatre. The theatre group made some repairs and moved into the church in 1987 giving them a permanent home. In 1988, they held their first production at this location.

The church is on the National Register of Historic Places and The Footlighters still have several performances throughout the year.

Stained Glass Theatre
802 York Street, Newport

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