Fox Theater

Stevens Point, Wisconsin

A Magical Spin on Late 1800’s Old-Growth Wood

Are you a fan of history, theatre, magic, or gorgeous wood out of a late 1800’s Wisconsin theatre? The Fox Theater (built 1894) was located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, west of Green Bay.  Open for nearly a century, the theater was the site of drama both on and off the stage.  From plays to vaudeville acts and motion pictures, the theater was a staple of the arts in Stevens Points.  The theater went through multiple transformations and names over the years, from The Grand Opera House to Majestic Theater and finally the Fox Theater.  Eventually it was named to the National Register of Historic places. Perhaps, one of the most interesting facts about the theater is that escape artist Harry Houdini performed on stage here at age 23 in April 1897.

Working with Mike, one of our favorite deconstruction contractors, we were able to secure a load of 125 year old-growth lumber from the theater as it was torn down due to neglect.  This antique salvaged wood will perform its second act in our woodshop as it’s turned into reclaimed wood furniture. Act quick before this wood disappears like a Houdini disappearing act! 

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