Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre

Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (HMQ73)

Location: Gadsden, AL 35901 Etowah County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 0.469', W 86° 0.092'

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(Legion Park Bowl)

Built of local sandstone in 1935 on land obtained from the American Legion Post No. 5 this municipal amphitheatre seating about 1600 was constructed for staging theatrical and sporting events. Gadsden architect Paul W. Hofferbert designed the open-air arena which is a significant example of the rustic stone construction work of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. The amphitheatre, the adjacent auditorium, and the swimming pool, all W.P.A. projects, comprised the Gadsden Civic Center prior to 1960.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places 9-28-88.

(Erected 1994 by the Etowah Historical Society and the City of Gadsden)
HM NumberHMQ73
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Year Placed1994
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 592199 N 3763472
Decimal Degrees34.00781667, -86.00153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.469', W 86° 0.092'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 28.14" N, 86° 0' 5.52" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 344 S 1st St, Gadsden AL 35901, US
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