At Everyman Theatre's groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, it occurred to me that the momentous occasion could be traced back to a philanthropic act by, of all entities, Bank of America.
The theater is wrapping up a $17 million dollar capital campaign and starting to renovate its future home, the old Town Theatre, on West Fayette Street. The new location will give the theater room to grow and provide a much-needed jolt to Westside development efforts.
And it all started, five years ago, when Bank of America sold Everyman the building for a buck. That's right, one dollar, for a property valued at nearly $2 million.
We could use more of that kind of vision in the city of Baltimore. Check out the renderings below to see what Everyman is planning for the site.
Cross-section of building.
Stage and seating.