This weeks marks two significant events for the Rivoli Theater: the determination that there are no significant environmental issues with the building, and reassuring information about the building’s roof.

Palmer Roofing completed resurfacing the roof of the Rivoli Theater last week. The new surface, with a 20-year warranty, is a watertight covering that will prevent water entry into this historic structure. The project also provided additional information about the roof structure. Per Palmer, they found no rot in the existing roof structure; in addition, they noted that the original roof structure is all shiplapped, which provides excellent weather protection and allows for dimensional movement. Palmer added 10,000 pounds of weight to the roof with no apparent adverse affect to the roof or the building.

Also of note, the Department of Environmental Quality Phase One Evaluation found no significant environmental issues on the Rivoli site.

The Rivoli Coalition thanks the Wildhorse Foundation, The Pendleton Development Commission, The Department of Environmental Quality and the Aetna Foundation for their financial support for resurfacing the theater roof and completion of the Phase One Environmental Evaluation.

Andrew Picken, board president

Rivoli Coalition, Pendleton

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