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Side of the building
|Address||275 W. Market St.|
|Owned by||Honeywell Foundation|
|Capacity||Ford Theater: 1,500|
Honeywell Memorial Community Center
|NRHP Reference #||83000042 |
|Added to NRHP||July 15, 1983|
The Honeywell Center is operated by The Honeywell Foundation, Inc. The foundation was established in 1941 by Wabash native Mark C. Honeywell - a developer of the thermostat and automatic controls for heating systems.
Building of the 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) Center began in 1940 but was delayed until 1952 due to the shortage of labor and materials needed for World War II. The Center’s gymnasium was informally opened November 19, 1947; however, the entire facility was completed in 1952 and included a roller rink and several meeting spaces.
In 1994, a 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) addition expanded the Honeywell Center to include the 1,500-seat Ford Theater, Eugenia's Restaurant and an art gallery. The Center has 14 rooms, for parties between eight and 1,500 people.
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