Downtown theaters considered for registries

CNJ Staff

Two downtown Clovis theaters are being considered for state and national designation as historic places.

The Lyceum at 409 Main Street and State Theater at 504 Main Street are being considered for listing in the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office.

The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee will consider the listings at its next meeting, set for 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at the State Capitol, Room 311, in Santa Fe, the news release said.

“The Register is the official list of historic properties worthy of preservation in New Mexico,” the news release said. “Listing in the Register provides recognition of important prehistoric and historic places, and assists in preserving New Mexico’s rich cultural heritage.”

Once listed, property owners are eligible for state and federal income tax credits applied to approve restoration, the release said.

The Lyceum was constructed in 1919-20. The State Theater was built in 1940.