(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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series|
|Placed By||Alabama Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 592199 N 3763472|
|Decimal Degrees||34.00781667, -86.00153333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 0.469', W 86° 0.092'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 0' 28.14" N, 86° 0' 5.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 344 S 1st St, Gadsden AL 35901, US|
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