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Stabilization work resumes at Bent’s Opera House

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – A construction crew was at the Bent’s Opera House today, pouring cement for a first floor wall below ground. Catenary Construction Corporation of Rochester was hired for the stabilization project for the building, which was built 150 years ago during the Civil War.

The non-profit Orleans Renaissance Group is owner of the site. It is working to restore the building. The immediate task involves stabilizing the southeast corner of the Main Street structure.

Tim Turner, an employee with Catenary, adds fresh cement as the construction company works to rebuild the front wall on the first floor, which is underground.