Infinity Hall (1883)

October 29th, 2011 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Norfolk, Shingle Style, Theaters

The building now known as Infinity Hall in Norfolk opened in 1883 as the Norfolk Village Hall. It was designed by an unknown architect, but is similar to buildings in the shingle style by noted architect Stanford White. The building originally served as a cultural center and contained an opera house, general store, barbershop, saloon and several town offices. The theater closed in the 1940s and various retail businesses continued on the first floor until the building was closed in 1994. In 1998, playwrights and theater producers Maura Cavanaugh and Richard Smithies purchased and restored the building as the Greenwoods Theater, which closed in 2007 due to financial difficulties. It opened again under new owners as Infinity Hall, a performing arts theater and restaurant.

  1. 3 Responses to “Infinity Hall (1883)”

  2. By m on Oct 17, 2012

    who was the three piece band last night (oct-16) i thought they were great

  3. By JP on Mar 18, 2013

    In 1889, Palliser, Palliser & Co. published a book of their public building designs, and this building is included as the Norfolk “Public Hall”

  4. By Daniel on Mar 19, 2013

    I’ll give this post a Palliser tag. Thanks!

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