‘Tons’ of updates at the Historic DeSoto Theatre as two 20-ton units lifted in place — by a 70-ton crane.

‘Tons’ of updates at the Historic DeSoto Theatre as two 20-ton units lifted in place — by a 70-ton crane.

Photos courtesy of David Perry, North Georgia Equipment

 

Refreshing a historic building: A 70-ton crane lifts two Trane 20-ton gas/electric rooftop packaged units over the Historic DeSoto Theatre and places them on the roof above the stage. The work done by North Georgia Equipment is possible thanks to a competitive $75,000 Cultural Facilities Grant awarded to the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation by the Georgia Council for the Arts. The DeSoto is required to match the grant with an additional 40% in funds from the community and welcomes support at any level. To donate, please visit www.thedesoto.org or mail check to: Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, 530 Broad St., Rome, Ga. 30161. If interested in helping with other capital projects, please contact Michelle Picon at mpicon@thedesoto.org or 706-802-9160.

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