Albany Municipal Auditorium

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Albany Municipal Auditorium
Albany Municipal Auditorium (East face).JPG
Address 301 Pine Avenue,
Albany, Georgia
Coordinates 31°34′43″N 84°9′14″W
Owner City of Albany, Georgia
Type Auditorium
Capacity 965
Construction
Built 1915
Renovated 1986
Website
http://www.albanymunicipalauditorium.org/
Municipal Auditorium
Albany Municipal Auditorium is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Albany Municipal Auditorium
Albany Municipal Auditorium is located in the US
Albany Municipal Auditorium
Location 301 Pine Avenue, Albany, Georgia
Coordinates 31°34′43″N 84°9′14″W / 31.57861°N 84.15389°W / 31.57861; -84.15389Coordinates: 31°34′43″N 84°9′14″W / 31.57861°N 84.15389°W / 31.57861; -84.15389
Built 1915
Architect A. Ten Eyck Brown
Architectural style Late 19th and Early 20th Century Movements
NRHP Reference # 74000673[1]
Added to NRHP June 25, 1974

The Albany Municipal Auditorium is a multi-purpose auditorium located in downtown Albany, Georgia, U.S. The 965-seat, classic style auditorium includes an orchestra level, as well as first and second balconies and it was listed as "Municipal Auditorium" on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior in 1975. The auditorium is part of a sports, entertainment and convention complex that also includes the Albany Civic Center and the Veterans Park Amphitheater.[2][3]

History[edit]

Designed by architect A. Ten Eyck Brown, the Albany Municipal Auditorium was built in 1915 to replace an old wooden auditorium used for Chautauqua programs. The auditorium was host to many talents of the music world, the stage and television, including an Irving Berlin musical road show in the 1920s. In the 1950s and 1960s, telethons were held in the auditorium. These telethons attracted Hollywood stars to Albany, including most of the cast of Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Virginian and even starlet Jayne Mansfield. The auditorium was abandon in 1972 and stood vacant for years. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 25, 1974. Restoration of the auditorium started in 1986.[4] In 1990, the Albany Symphony Orchestra reopened the renovated auditorium, performing a Gala Concert with Albany native Ray Charles.[5]

The Albany Municipal Auditorium is the home of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. The auditorium hosts the Deerfield-Windsor School's annual all-student Spring Musical,[6] Ballet Theatre South's (formerly Albany Ballet Theater) annual production and various concerts and stage plays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ http://dtownalbany.com/venues/municipal-auditorium
  3. ^ "City of Albany-Dougherty County Official Website - Venues". Albany.ga.us. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  4. ^ "VINTAGE ALBANY: A History Timeline". Thealbanyjournal.com. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  5. ^ "History of Albany Symphony Orchestra in Georgia". Albanysymphony.org. 1965-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 
  6. ^ "Deerfield-Windsor School: Arts » Drama". Deerfieldwindsor.com. Retrieved 2015-05-09. 

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