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Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gadsden Amphitheater

 
 
Gadsden Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
1. Gadsden Amphitheater Marker
Inscription. Through the efforts of local citizens, Benny Dean and Floyd Beddingfield, the City of Gadsden obtained this facility from American Legion Post Number 5 in 1985. Built in 1935, the amphitheater seats 1600 persons. Designed by local architect, Paul W. Hofferbert, this beautiful open air arena is a significant example of the rustic stone construction typical of the 1930's Works Progress Administration. The amphitheater and adjacent auditorium, both W.P.A. projects, was called Gadsden Civic Center prior to 1960. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Dedicated September 29, 1994
Steve Means - Mayor

City Council
Robert Echols - President • William Cunningham • Doug Weems • Robert Avery • Jim Turnbach • Dawson Partee • Harry Moon

Jerry Alford, Director of Parks and Recreation
Ronald L. Carr, Director of Planning
 
Erected 1994 by Etowah Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.497′ N, 86° 0.102′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is on South 1st Street south of Walnut Street, on the
Gadsden Amphitheater Marker on the right by the lower entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Gadsden Amphitheater Marker on the right by the lower entrance
right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 South 1st Street, Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden, Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity (approx. 0.2 miles away); John H. Wisdom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emma Sansom Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gadsden Times-News Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gadsden.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Gadsden Amphitheater image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Gadsden Amphitheater
Gadsden Convention Hall, a W.P.A project. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
4. Gadsden Convention Hall, a W.P.A project.
 
 
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