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Oct 11, 2016 9:49 AM

Conway storefronts, movie theater named to US historic register

The Associated Press

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A group of storefronts in Conway has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Bolduc Block with Art Deco features was designed to have four shops and a theater on the first floor and offices on the second. The theater entrance has gold-painted wooden frames designed to hold movie advertisements.

Throughout its history, Bolduc Block's storefronts were occupied by a variety of businesses, including a pharmacy, grocer, department store, sewing store, telephone business offices and post office.

The building's exterior has changed little. Despite a fire in the theater in 2005, the interior still has many features from the 1930s, including light fixtures, cast iron radiators and cushioned brocade fabric wall panels in the lobby.

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