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The Polka Dot Playhouse in Bridgeport, CT

A Local Bank Is Converted Into a Community Theatre An urban renewal plan for the town of Bridgeport, CT, banked on a new community playhouse to help revive a once-active town square. The $2.3-million renovation project, completed in September 1999, has converted the circa-1915 People's Bank building and parts of four adjacent historic buildings into a new home for the Polka Dot Playhouse, a community institution since 1954. Designed by the Bridgeport-based architecture and engineering firm

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