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City to help pay for Civic Opera House restoration

By Kathy Bergen
Chicago will pay up to 25 percent of the tab on a $1.9 million restoration of exterior doors and storefront windows at the historic Civic Opera House, the City Council decided this week.

The city will provide as much as $488,844 in tax increment financing assistance to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the restoration on its downtown home, designed in 1927 by the architectural firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White.  The firm also designed the Wrigley Building and the Merchandise Mart.

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