Joshua Morrison/News The chandelier in the Woodward Opera House theater is hoisted into place Thursday afternoon. The $25,000 lighting fixture is a replica of a gas lamp believed to be original to the building.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

The chandelier in the Woodward Opera House theater is hoisted into place Thursday afternoon. The $25,000 lighting fixture is a replica of a gas lamp believed to be original to the building. Request this photo

MOUNT VERNON — The Woodward Opera House restoration project reached a new milestone with the raising of the chandelier in the theater Thursday afternoon.

To applause from a crowd of members of the Woodward Development Corp., board members of the Knox Performing Arts Council and the Woodward Local Foods Inc. board of directors, a brass recreation of the original Woodward Opera House chandelier, finished its slow ascent to the ceiling and was lit for the first time.

Woodward Project Manager Pat Crow explained that he was delighted to reach this milestone, which he feels is the “pinnacle” of the decorations and furnishings going in to the project, as it is one of the more historic portions of the building.

 

Callan Pugh: 740-397-5333 or callan@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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