Grand Gets National Recognition



ELLSWORTH — An icon of the city’s downtown has taken its place among the nation’s “historic places worthy of preservation.”

Zoe Scott, executive director of The Grand Auditorium, said she learned this week that the theater is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The designation is the culmination of a process that started in 2008. Scott said the theater’s place in downtown Ellsworth and its distinctive art deco architecture were both factors in making the national list.

“You just don’t see theaters like this anymore,” said Scott.

The designation makes the theater eligible for funding for future preservation projects.

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller has worked at The Ellsworth American since 2012. He covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast’s Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.