Demolition
 on June 27, 2024

Demolition back on the table for Richwood Opera

By By Kyle Meddles, Richwood Gazette 

 

Richwood Council is switching gears, now considering demolishing the Opera House.

At the regular meeting on Monday, council reached the conclusion that if they are not going to replace the lost truss, then they won’t be able to put the building up for bid as had been previously discussed. The plan would still involve saving the clock tower portion for further use, however.

Council member Donald Ridgeway, who is also on the Opera House Committee, brought in the committee’s proposal.

The proposal included the committee’s recommendation to use the $150,000 capital grant to replace the lost truss with a resolution explaining the building’s value is compromised to the point of not being able to sell.<...

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