New Marquee For Powell Symphony Hall

9 years 7 months 11 hours ago August 22, 2007 Aug 22, 2007 Wednesday, August 22 2007 Wednesday, August 22, 2007 8:36:15 AM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Officials at Powell Symphony Hall plan to unveil a large new marquee Monday morning, a sign aimed at providing a more obvious marker for the home of the St. Louis Symphony. The $176,000 cost of the sign is being covered by donations from the Taylor family and the Centene Corporation. The Taylors, who own Enterprise Rent-A-Car, donated $40 million to the symphony a few years ago. The symphony hall was originally known as the St. Louis Theatre when it opened in 1925. After closing for renovation in the 1960s, two different signs reading "St. Louis" scaled the side of the building. But in recent years, the only reference to Powell Hall on the building is one chisled in stone near the top of the roof.

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