In the 1950s a fire destroyed the top floors of the adjacent Phenix Hotel along with the covered walkway connecting the hotel with Phenix Hall.
With the access to the building lost in the fire, Phenix Hall went silent and with no real entrance to the building the old gem was forgotten.
Phenix Hall has served the heart of downtown Concord for well over a century. It has been the hub of social, cultural and political life, providing a stage for everything from presidential speeches to wrestling.
In its first incarnation, it hosted an address by Abraham Lincoln. After a devastating fire, and then a rebuild in 1895, it rose again as "New Phenix Hall" where Teddy Roosevelt spoke from the stage.
As the new focal point in the very center of Main Street, in the State's Capitol, imagine a lively presidential debate!
Of course, it is New Hampshire, and what politician could resist sharing a historical stage with Abe and Teddy?
Today, Phenix Hall is back and ready to rise again. Plans are underway to bring the existing capacity up to modern standards. A new 499 seat venue will be coming online in the midst of Concord's downtown renaissance.
Delicious food, drink and amazing live entertainment will be the nightly fare just a short walk down Main Street from the State Capitol.
We are excited and working hard to bring this grand old hall back to prominence on Main Street. The unlimited potential of the project should have you excited too.
Be a part of this fabulous restoration - This is Main Street!