Lincoln Auditorium aftermath

Vera Bell Gary, left, and Charlesa Gary talk in front of the historic Lincoln Auditorium in Texas City on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The stage inside the auditorium caught fire and sustained minimal damage on Saturday afternoon.

It was good news this week that a preservation group had acquired the Lincoln High School auditorium, one of a few landmarks remaining of the 1867 Settlement community, with plans to either restore or rebuild the historic structure.

The 1867 Settlement African-American Historic Preservation Committee now owns the building and was organizing to begin raising money for the project, Charlesa Gary, the committee president, said.

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Samuel Collins III

Thank you for the editorial. This is definitely a preservation project the entire community should support.

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