2015. Water damage hastens the decay of the annex and its stage. Every time I visit this room, the chairs are in different places. Kodak Portra 400 in a Voigtlander Bessa.
Lacy hated playing for people. She wanted to make the piano speak back to her, not make people stare.
The roof has been replaced since this was taken. Hopefully, that will stem the water damage.
The main stage and the retired (and in this instance, scrambled) marquee that will be repaired and reinstalled above Superior Street. A former manager of the building I used to photograph Nopeming with told me that the letters for the Art Deco tower are stored somewhere in the NorShor to this day, but I did not see them (and frankly, I doubt it).
The backdrop has become the pallet for water damage and graffiti.
The State School stage, taken as it was getting scrapped.
Though the proscenium went through two overhauls (1940s, 1970s), it is almost totally original to the 1916 design.
The house of the NorShor is surprisingly large, even divided in half. It seems unthinkable that this stage has been empty for so long.