National Trust: Chautauqua Amphitheater is national treasure

January 27, 2015 3:38 PM

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation stepped into a debate Tuesday over whether an 1893 amphitheater on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution should be demolished and replaced.

The group has designated the structure a national treasure, National Trust President Stephanie Meeks said. She asked the Chautauqua Institution to work with preservationists to come up with an alternative to knocking down the outdoor theater, where scores of historic and modern figures, including Su...

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