Part 4 of the history of Fayette’s “New Opera House” series is titled “Historic Fayette Priority LLC.”
For the past week in this space, you have read about the past of the three-story brick building that sits abandoned on the southeast corner of the Fayette square, a relic of failure overshadowed by the resplendent Howard County Courthouse, just a few yards to the northwest.
If Fayette native Rick Alexander and his wife, Shelby, are successful with their Historic Fayette Priority LLC, the cadaverous structure will join the courthouse as a destination — a hotel and events center designed to recall the splendor of the original 1889 opera house that burned in 1902. The current “new” opera house rose from the ashes of the original in 1904.
Robert Frederick Alexander II was born in Fayette in 1974, the only son among four children of Fred and Barbara Alexander.
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