Polishing a Georgia Peach: The Springer Opera House

The renovation of Georgia's official state theatre combines the new with the old

A historic landmark with antecedents stretching back to Edwin Booth, theSpringer Opera House was built in 1871 in Columbus, GA, and stands as the state's official theatre. After quite a checkered existence, the theatre was renovated over a two–year period, from 1997 through 1999. The goal was to restore the public areas and auditorium to the way they were in 1901, yet add totally modern stage equipment an

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