Hoogland Center for the Arts

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The Hoogland Center for the Arts is a theater complex that serves the city of Springfield, Illinois. It contains 80,000 square feet of performance and public space.[1]

History[edit]

The Hoogland Center building was operated for more than ninety years, from 1909 until 2001, as the temple complex of Springfield Lodge No. 4 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Springfield. The original building was built in 1909, and a major expansion was added in 1960. Declining local participation in the Masonic order led to the structure changing hands in 2001. In 2001-2003 the interior of the former temple complex was extensively gutted and rebuilt to serve as a home for Springfield nonprofit theater companies, musical performance spaces, and gallery floor space. The Hoogland Center opened to the public in its new incarnation on December 31, 2003.[1]

The Hoogland Center for the Arts is located at 420 South Sixth Street in the central city neighborhood of Springfield, Illinois. A parking deck adjoins the theater complex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b / ""Hoogland Center for the Arts: History"" Check |url= value (help). Hoogland Center for the Arts. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 

Coordinates: 39°47′52″N 89°38′51″W / 39.79768°N 89.64754°W / 39.79768; -89.64754