Help Save the Belvidere Theater

$403 of $10k goal

Raised by 14 people in 14 months
Name to Colorado Preservation Inc. 2016 "Colorado Most Endangered Places".

Built in 1875 by Henry Teller, within the City of Central's National Historic Landmark District stands the Belvidere Theater in a prominent location as you enter the City from I-70.  When opened it had seating for 450, however was undone by its own success that a new larger theater was needed and the Central City Opera House was built.  The Bel was then used for various other activities, including Beaman's Central Bottling Works, Colorado National Guard Armory Hall, to a school gym.  In the 2000's, the property quietly slipped into disarray until Gilpin County acquired the building in 2015 for back property tax.

Today the City of Central and Gilpin County are committed to the redevelopment of this historic site, but they can not do it all alone.  Let us bring a place for the community to come back too, help us save the Belvidere.

No specific plan has be established for the Belvidere, but it will be a community gather space again.  Ideas range from new theater productions in partnership with the opera (or separate from the opera), event center (weddings, graduation parties etc.), dinner theater, artist gallery on the second floor with shops or maybe artist housing below.  No work has started yet, but the structural assessment should be completed soon which will give everyone an idea of the structural need and therefore cost to bring it back to its old glory.

Funds received will be leveraged to maximize every dollar ensuring the success of the theater.

For more information, please contact Ray Rears, with the City of Central.

http://coloradopreservation.org/

www.colorado.gov/centralcity
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Update 2
Posted by Ray Rears
6 months ago
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Phase 1 - Complete!!
The facade of the building has been reinforced. Planning to start work on phase 2 - foundation, wall and roof repair. Hope to start that work in the Spring of 2017. The donations keep rolling in from the collection box in the Visitor Center. Every little bit helps. Thanks for your support.
Part of the new facade bracing.
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Update 1
Posted by Ray Rears
8 months ago
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The Historic Structural Assessment is now complete. The overall cost for this work came in below initial expectations at under $2.7 Million. Much work to do and thanks for your continued support.
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$403 of $10k goal

Raised by 14 people in 14 months
Created February 8, 2016
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Ann Karl
1 month ago

I spent weekends and singers as a child in central city and want to see it preserved.

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Steven Perez
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