|Portland Municipal Auditorium, Portland Public Auditorium, Portland Civic Auditorium|
Front of Keller Auditorium
|Address||222 SW Clay Avenue
|Owner||Portland Center for the Performing Arts|
|Type||performing arts center|
Keller Auditorium, formerly known as the Portland Municipal Auditorium, the Portland Public Auditorium, and the Portland Civic Auditorium, is a performing arts center located on Clay Street in Portland, Oregon, United States. It is part of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Opened in 1917, the venue first changed names in 1966, being renamed again in 2000 in honor of a $1.5 million renovation donation by Richard B. Keller.
Originally holding 4,500 people, the venue now has a capacity of 2,992.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered a campaign speech on October 18, 1956 at the auditorium. Then-Senator John F. Kennedy spoke at the auditorium on September 7, 1960. Led Zeppelin performed a concert at the auditorium on December 29, 1968 during their first north american concert tour.
- "PCPA History". Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- "Venue information and background". www.ledzeppelin-database.com. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- "256 - Address at the Civic Auditorium in Portland, Oregon.". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "Excerpts from a Speech Delivered by Senator John F. Kennedy, Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR". Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- Huxtable, Ada Louise (1970-06-21). "Coast Fountain Melds Art and Environment". New York Times. p. 53. Retrieved 21 March 2010.
Media related to Keller Auditorium at Wikimedia Commons
- Keller Auditorium (official website)
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