When I was growing up, it was only famous for its shameful state of disrepair. Once a jewel, it was considered by many to be unsalvageable, and generally assumed to be demolished as soon as that became a part of the street that anybody had any interest in developing, or if one of the possums living in the shell finally chewed through a critical piece of structural carpeting.
So it was amazing to check out this fully restored palace. It’s the prettiest Boston performance space I’ve ever been in.
See it here: http://flic.kr/p/FGgnZS