George Murphy

Chautauqua Institution

It's the end of an era at the Chautauqua Institution. Following a two-year legal fight, the 123-year-old Amphitheater has been demolished.

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The days of the old Chautauqua Amphitheater are now numbered. A state Supreme Court Judge Thursday rejected a preservation group's legal moves to block demolition.

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It's going to be another week to fight over the future of Chautauqua Institution's landmark Amphitheater. New State Supreme Court Justice Frank Sedita wants to talk to some experts before handing down a decision in the controversial case.

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The Chautauqua Institution is keeping a landmark in house. The institution has purchased the cottage of Lewis Miller from descendants of the first president and cultural center co-founder.

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After more than five hours of discussion, the Chautauqua Institution board voted Wednesday to demolish and replace its historic amphitheater.

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The Chautauqua Institution board is giving itself a month to reevaluate bids on replacing the historic amphitheater.

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The Board of Trustees for the Chautauqua Institution voted to take bids on the reconstruction of the historic amphitheater.