Hershey Community Center Building

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Hershey Community Center Building
Hershey PA Community Center.jpg
Hershey Community Center Building, November 2011
Hershey Community Center Building is located in Pennsylvania
Hershey Community Center Building
Hershey Community Center Building is located in the US
Hershey Community Center Building
Location 2 Chocolate Ave., Hershey, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°17′7″N 76°38′56″W / 40.28528°N 76.64889°W / 40.28528; -76.64889Coordinates: 40°17′7″N 76°38′56″W / 40.28528°N 76.64889°W / 40.28528; -76.64889
Area 2.6 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1932-1933
Architectural style Mission/spanish Revival
NRHP Reference # 80003483[1]
Added to NRHP October 15, 1980

Hershey Community Center Building is a historic building located at Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It was designed by noted architect Paul Philippe Cret (1876-1945), under a general plan by Milton S. Hershey (1857-1945), and built in 1932-1933. Plans for a community theater and center were originally drawn-up by C. Emlen Urban in 1915. It is a five story building, encompassing 190,699 square feet. It is shaped like a distended "E," with an open court in the front center and sun porches on three sides. The building is faced in Indiana limestone. The building houses a large theater, the Hershey Theatre (51,525 square feet) and small theater (5,535 square feet), along with a variety of recreational facilities including a gymnasium, swimming pool, game rooms, locker rooms, and showers. The building also houses a library (6,640 square feet) and dormitories (15,970 square feet).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes R.D. Foster (March 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hershey Community Center Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-12.