Fayette Theatre to Langley Realty
A historic building in Washington Court House, Ohio has once again opened its doors to another local business. Known for its large marquee and terracotta roof, this South Fayette Street building is now home to one of the most prominent realty and auctioneers in the area.
On the same day Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis for the last time, the Fayette Theatre saw its first opening night on Monday, April 30th, 1928. With performances from local and traveling entertainers, the first “talkie” picture show graced the South Fayette Street silver screen on Sunday, June 16th, 1929.
Over the years, the Fayette Theatre would become a part of the Chakeres Theater enterprise, helping the oldest independent motion picture exhibitor in Ohio and Kentucky grow into the franchise it has become today.
Eventually, the stage shows would move to the Historic Washington Middle School, and the Chakeres focused their Hollywood hits business in Wilmington, Ohio. This left way for a new sensation to sweep Southern Ohio: disco.
Sounds Unlimited Disco would serve the people of Fayette County with all of their groovy needs for years. However, as fast as the hip trend started, the fad soon faded, leaving the historic theater vacant once again.
Until now, the most recent inhabitant was the Police Athletic League. Still known locally as the “PAL Building,” this structure would serve home to the non-profit youth development organization who lead the way in organizing youth sports and positive activities for the community.
Today, the historic South Fayette location serves home to Jason Langley Realty & Auctioneers, LLC. If you travel anywhere in the locality, there is a high chance you will see a Langley home for sale, or a sign advertising an upcoming Langley auction.
Jason is a long-time resident of Washington Court House, Ohio, and knows the importance of his role, not only as a local businessman but in the preservation of local history as well.
While making the building accommodating for the future of Jason Langley Realty & Auctioneers, he has made revitalizing the history of the building a top priority.
Concrete Contracting Solutions had the honor of grinding and polishing the concrete floor in the theater area of the building. Exposing a light aggregate within the 88-year-old building, the polished concrete gives the room a reflective shine that is clean and bright.
To tie the design together, the Concrete Design Farm will soon be fabricating a custom 16-foot concrete countertop to finish the cabinetry in the back of the theater seating area.
Complementing the polished concrete touches, the stage is undergoing a complete renovation, complete with a new wooden floor, plush curtains, and even a completed luxury box.
Once this project is complete, the space will once again be alive with entertainment of local and traveling shows and performers. The community will even have the opportunity to rent the space to host gatherings of their own, such as private parties, fundraisers, and wedding receptions.
Jason is excited to expand his service to the Washington Court House and surrounding Ohio area with the rejuvenating of a local landmark and the performing arts.