Help Restore the Imogene Theater
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June, 15: Video from the fire has been added to the site click on the link at the top of the page or,
Click here to see the video
June, 11: The clean-up process has been completed. We have begun seeking architects to begin the design and restoration phase.
Feb, 12: SEE A PLAY AND SAVE IMOGENE
Play to be presented March 7th
Jan, 29: Cleaning and drying of the Imogene is almost complete. Work continues on the drying of the hardwood floor in the theater. Artifacts stored off site are being treated with ozone to remove smoke odors, they will then be stored in climate controlled storage.
The Santa Rosa Historical Society is soliciting photographs of the January 7th, 2009 Fire and aftermath. Click the Email Us link at the bottom of this page to send us your photos.
Jan, 18: All artifacts have been removed and cleaning and drying of the artifacts and documents continues offsite. The drop ceiling has been removed from the theater along with most of the ductwork. Work continues with overall interior building washing, and drying of the hardwood floor getting the main attention.
Jan, 11: Packing and removing of artifacts continues, removal of stored items and non-artifacts continues, broken windows have been boarded, and the drying of the building by forced air is in progress. The Society wishes to thank all the volunteers that have helped in this process so far.
Jan, 10: Milligan Hurri-Clean started work last night, as of today the standing water and water logged debris have been removed. Categorizing and packing of artifacts from the Museum of Local History has started.
Jan, 9: A contract for cleaning and drying the Theater and artifacts was awarded this evening to Milligan's Hurri-Clean of Brewton, AL. The board wishes to thank all the Companies that provided bids for the project and looks forward to working with the staff from Hurri-Clean. Work will commence tonight
Jan, 8: As of today we are waiting on insurance adjusters and fire marshals to give us permission to enter the Imogene and start cleaning and storing the artifacts. We have had numerous requests from various contractors to become involved with the restoration. At this point we are not sure of the extent of the damage or cost involved in cleaning and repairing the Theater.