Save the Allen, 1987


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Save the Allen, 1987

Well after Ray Shepardson famously spearheaded a movement to preserve Playhouse Square, preservationists could not let down their guard. A woman protests the planned demolition of the historic Allen Theatre by wearing a sandwich board that urges supporters to join in a rally in December 1987. Eventually the Allen reopened in 1998 and, in 2011, became home to Cleveland Play House and Cleveland State University's theater program.


This file appears in: Playhouse Square