Colorado Springs City Auditorium

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Colorado Springs City Auditorium
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Colorado Springs City Auditorium is located in Colorado
Colorado Springs City Auditorium
Location 221 E. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coordinates 38°50′6″N 104°49′11″W / 38.83500°N 104.81972°W / 38.83500; -104.81972Coordinates: 38°50′6″N 104°49′11″W / 38.83500°N 104.81972°W / 38.83500; -104.81972
Area 1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built 1923
Architect Charles E. Thomas, Thomas C. MacLaren, et al
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

95001244

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Added to NRHP November 07, 1995

Colorado Springs City Auditorium or Colorado Springs Municipal Auditorium is a historic auditorium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Completed in 1923, the auditorium still serves the city of Colorado Springs by way of hosting various events throughout the year. The building, costing a whopping $424,910 at the time, was primarily used for concerts, theatre performances and graduations. The plaque above the stage is inscribed, "USUI CIVIUM DECORI URBUS", or "For the use of the people and the glory of the city." In the 1940s, a local promoter, Abe Marylander, brought wrestling exhibitions and boxing matches to the facility. As the years passed, the City Auditorium has played host to various musical concerts, the Harlem Globetrotters, many conventions and trade shows, professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, roller derby and more. The City Auditorium was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1995.

The Pikemasters Model Railroad club is housed in the Auditoriums basement. Located in the old Colorado Springs Police firing range, they host meetings every Thursday Night at 7PM. Visitors are welcome.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 

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