Florence’s Former O’Dowd, Carolina Theater In Line for Renovation & Restoration

It’s highly unlikely anyone alive remembers when it wasn’t there, and it’s equally unlikely anyone takes much notice of it today — though it remains and is a survivor. And it’s about to get a second act, or maybe a third act — fourth act? “It’s been through more renovations than we thought,” Florence Assistant City Manager Clint Moore said. The more demolition crews dig into Florence’s historic downtown theater — once the O’Dowd and then the Carolina — the more city officials learn of renovations and redesigns of which they were unaware, said Moore, who is overseeing the project for Florence.

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