About Us

In November of 2011 The Will Rogers Theatre located at 705 - 715 Monroe Ave. Charleston, Illinois was purchase by Jim & Katie Troccoli, of Ottawa, Illinois  and Tim Burke of Hollywood CA with the intent of restoring the Will Rogers Theatre to its original grandeur. 

After a two year battle with business partner Burke and the lender, the building has been purchased by Katie Troccoli through a judicial sale on Oct. 28, 2016.  It has been a long journey to get here.  Finally the project can move forward.

The Will Rogers Theatre had been listed on the Landmarks Illinois Ten Most Endangerd Places

 www.landmarks.org/ten_most_2011_will_rogers_theatre.htm 

and is list by the United States Department of the Interior National Register of Historic Places.

www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/il/Coles/state.html
Will Rogers Theatre and Commercial Block (added 1984 - - #84001066)
705-715 Monroe Ave. , Charleston
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Kennedy,Roy M., multiple
Architectural Style: Art Deco
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Specialty Store, Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Specialty Store, Theater
 

Katie Troccoli 815-228-2058  cell number


We sincerely appreciate the support of the community and thank you for your interest in the Will Rogers project.

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