POP QUIZ: WHY DID THE MISSOURI THEATRE FLOURISH, WHILE THE HALL THEATRE SITS EMPTY DOWN THE STREET? WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE MAPLEWOOD BARN THEATRE BURNED DOWN IN 2010? AND WHO WAS "RHYNSBURGER," ANYWAY?
Parts of Columbia's rich art history have remained unknown to people outside the artist community, until now. We dispatched five reporters to get answers to these questions and others. Here's what they found.
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Built in 1928 for $400,000, the theater sold for just $370,000 in 1988. After a series of owners, its future looks bright.
There's a story behind every name. The people who inspired the structures that house local paintings and performances tell the tale of art in Columbia.