Dock Street Theatre's column's get a sprucing up

Image by A Guide to the Dock Street TheatreImage by 20090823-dockstreet.jpg The theater's columns now have a third bracket at the top, as the building was before its updating in the 1930s.

When the Dock Street Theatre was renovated in the 1930s, aging decorative wooden brackets were stripped from the building's columns in favor of a cheaper more modern solution.

Read more stories on this subject in our Dock Street Theatre topic page.Today, those brackets are back -- well, detailed replicas anyways. 

And advocates hope the change is not only a restoration of history, but an enhancement to tourists' photography.

The Post and Courier's Robert Behre has the tale of why they were removed and how they were restored.