Auditorium (Torrance High School)

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Auditorium
Torrance High School Assembly Hall.jpg
Auditorium (Torrance High School) is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Auditorium (Torrance High School)
Auditorium (Torrance High School) is located in California
Auditorium (Torrance High School)
Auditorium (Torrance High School) is located in the US
Auditorium (Torrance High School)
Location 2200 W. Carson, Torrance, California
Coordinates 33°49′48″N 118°19′11″W / 33.83000°N 118.31972°W / 33.83000; -118.31972Coordinates: 33°49′48″N 118°19′11″W / 33.83000°N 118.31972°W / 33.83000; -118.31972
Area 0.4 acres (0.16 ha)
Built 1938
Architect Abraham Wesley Eager
Architectural style PWA Moderne
MPS Torrance High School Campus TR
NRHP reference # 83003499[1]
Added to NRHP October 13, 1983

The Auditorium, also known as the Assembly Hall, is a PWA Moderne style building located on the campus of Torrance High School in Torrance, Los Angeles County, California.

When built in 1924 the building was a source of pride for Torrance, and was its first large meeting hall, preceding construction of a civic center.[2] It was damaged in the 1933 Long Beach earthquake and was rebuilt as a New Deal project.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

The Torrance High School Campus Thematic Resources study states that the auditorium is an outstanding example of PWA Moderne work.[4]

The Auditorium is one of four buildings on the campus of the Torrance High School listed on the NRHP, the other buildings are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Sam Gnerre (December 29, 2011). "Torrance High School auditorium". Daily Breeze. 
  3. ^ "TORRANCE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM – TORRANCE CA". The Living New Deal. 
  4. ^ Don Fulton; Carolyne Campbell; Holly Hamlin; Roger Hatheway; Elinor Aurthur; Neil Stanton Palmer (1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Torrance High School Campus Thematic Resources". National Park Service. Retrieved November 22, 2016.  With six photos from 1983.