Mayor looks at future of old Albany Theatre

Mayor looks at future of old Albany Theatre
(Source: WALB)
Last week, Albany's historic old theater caught fire. (Source: WALB)
Last week, Albany's historic old theater caught fire. (Source: WALB)
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard. (Source: WALB)
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's mayor said protecting downtown historic buildings is important for downtown redevelopment.

The building sustained significant damage.

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said the building itself will require a large financial investment to bring it back to life.

"We really do want to renovate that because it is such a historic building. We just couldn't find a partner. That really needs to be, in my opinion, a public private partnership," said Hubbard.

Homeless people were inside the building when the fire started.

One man died from smoke and soot inhalation.

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