Historic State Theatre in Sandusky Suffers Severe Damage During a Storm
The historic State Theatre in Sandusky was destroyed during a storm on Wednesday night, according to local news outlet 19 News.
The theatre, which was built in 1928 as a Vaudeville House, had its roof torn off causing bricks to fall down to the nearby street, due to the storm.
"It's heartbreaking," said Sandusky Executive Manager Eric Wobser. "The State Theatre is a historic icon of Sandusky, its cultural heartbeat and we're just happy that no one was injured as far as we can tell."
Chris Parthamore, executive director of the State Theatre, said, "Sandusky is a resilient town and it values the arts so we'll see where we go from here but eventually we will be back."
The Twitter account Live Storm Chasers posted a video of the theatre crumbling, with permission from Doug Flinner.
Strong storms and a possible tornado partially collapse this historic Sandusky State Theatre in Sandusky, Ohio yesterday!- Live Storm Chasers (@Livestormchaser) June 11, 2020
Permission: Doug Flinner@WeatherBug - Download the app today!#Ohio #OHwx pic.twitter.com/C0DUFepmHQ
Read the original story, and check out more video of the damage at 19 News.