This spoon is 5 & 1/4" long . its clearly marked Sterling and is in excellent condition. The Bowl is engraved " Tivoli Ind". Its a souvenir of a Famous Old Theatre that was razed even though it was on the National Historic Register. It came down so a Parking Lot could take its place. Sad I think. Check on the net for more info and photos of this grand old Theatre.
TIVOLI THEATRE :
Exterior view of the now-razed Tivoli Theatre
Located in the City of Mishawaka, The Tivoli was opened in 1925 by the Mishawaka Theater Corporation, as the city's premier entertainment venue of its day for both vaudeville acts and silent films.
Designed by Chicago architect E.P. Rupert in an Italian Renaissance/Neo-Classical blend, it could originally seat about 1000.
Its facade, made of red brick decorated with ornate cream-colored terra cotta, was highlighted by a large arch-shaped window with two smaller windows on either side.
Besides the theater, the Tivoli Building held several stores and apartments upstairs.
In 1929, the theater was wired for sound, and from then on, it featured movies only.
It remained Mishawaka's largest and most popular movie house for nearly three more decades, until closing in 1958.
The Tivoli reopened in the late 60s as an adult theater called the Cinema Art and remained so until closing in 1991.
It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 and its exterior retains most of its original decorative elements.
Sadly, after a valiant struggle since the early 90s to save the Tivoli by several groups, the theater was razed in February 2005, to clear the site for future redevelopment.
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