An Open Letter to the members of the Lobero Foundation by Kellam de Forest
The Lobero Theatre is a landmark and is so designated by the State and the City. Your board is currently engaged in a fund raising campaign to fund extensive remodeling to this historic building. As your Encore Lobero brochure explains the current theater lacks heating and air conditioning, modern seating and adequate restroom facilities. Such modernization is commendable and deserves community support.
As you are surely aware through letters and blogs that many object to your plans for a walled level terrace called an esplanade. Such a major alteration will destroy the historic character defining. 1924 entrance designed by George Washington Smith with landscaping by Lockwood de Forest. Continue Reading →