State Theatre Buildingrsvt-admin December 13, 2018
The State Theatre Building (also known as The Congress Building) in downtown Portland, Maine was acquired by Redstone and partners in 2015. The building was designed by Portland architect Herbert W. Rhodes and opened for the first time in November of 1929, not long after the catastrophic stock market crash of the same year. It was designed to be a creative combination of street level retail space along Congress and High Streets, upper story offices, and the namesake theatre.
After going through a series of ups and downs, like most historic theatres from the same era, the State Theatre re-opened as performing arts venue focused on live music with 1,870 seats in 2010. In May of 2018, the historic theatre marquee was restored with assistance from the City of Portland. The building is home today to an eclectic mix of retail, office, art studios, and a wide variety of other commercial activity.
An historic property in downtown Portland, Maine.