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McAlister Auditorium

 
 
McAlister Auditorium Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
1. McAlister Auditorium Marker
Inscription.
Erected 1960
to the Glory of God
through the advancement of
Christian culture

In Memory of
William H. McAlister
and his daughter
Amelie

This building was made possible by a grant made by Logan Fulrath and Guaranty Trust Company of New York
as executors of the last will and testament of Amelie McAlister Upshur.

 
Erected 1960.
 
Location. 34° 55.583′ N, 82° 26.1′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Click for map. Marker is located on the south side of the building, on the campus of Furman University. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville SC 29617, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John E. Jones '47 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alester Garden Furman, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Alester G. Furman, Jr. Administration Building (about 600 feet away); Judson Hall (about 800 feet away); John E. Jones Hall (about 800 feet away); James C. Furman Classroom Building (about 800 feet away); The Earle Infirmary
McAlister Auditorium Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
2. McAlister Auditorium
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Furman Class of '05 September 11 Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Minor Herndon Mickel Square (approx. mile away); Elizabeth Lyles Blackwell Fountain (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. McAlister Auditorium. McAlister Auditorium seats 1,968 for a number of occasions including lectures, concerts, theatrical performances and political debates. (Submitted on May 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. McAlister Auditorium. McAlister Auditorium is one of Furman's primary facilities for assembling large groups. (Submitted on May 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. Furman University. Official website of Furman University. (Submitted on May 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. McAlister Auditorium. McAlister Auditorium is the world's largest self-suspended concrete dome, as well as New Orleans' largest regularly scheduled cinema. Built in 1940, funds for building were bequeathed by Mrs. Amelie McAlister Upshur as a memorial to her mother, Mrs. Armantine Reynaud McAlister. (Submitted on May 10, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Construction of McAlister Auditorium Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, 1960
3. Construction of McAlister Auditorium
The building was completed in the fall of 1960. The foyer features sculpted busts of former Furman presidents.
Furman's Main Fountain from McAlister Auditorium Porch Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 25, 2009
4. Furman's Main Fountain from McAlister Auditorium Porch
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 808 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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