Honeywell Center

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Honeywell Center
Honeywell Memorial Community Center.jpg
Side of the building
Address 275 W. Market St.
City Wabash, Indiana
Country United States
Owned by Honeywell Foundation
Capacity Ford Theater: 1,500
Opened 1952
Rebuilt 1994
Website

www.honeywellcenter.org

Honeywell Memorial Community Center
Honeywell Center is located in Indiana
Honeywell Center
Coordinates 40°47′45.46″N 85°49′30.3″W / 40.7959611°N 85.825083°W / 40.7959611; -85.825083Coordinates: 40°47′45.46″N 85°49′30.3″W / 40.7959611°N 85.825083°W / 40.7959611; -85.825083
Built 1940
Architect Strauss,A. M.
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83000042 [1]
Added to NRHP July 15, 1983

The Honeywell Center in downtown Wabash, Indiana, USA, is located 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 

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