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Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Coliseum

Old Courthouse and Warehouse Historic District

 
 
The Coliseum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
1. The Coliseum Marker
Inscription. The City of Sioux Falls purchased this land in 1905 to be used as a Farmer's Market. Architect Joseph Schwarz designed the auditorium. Constructed in 1917 for $218,000 it features Art Deco adornment both inside and out. The main floor and three side galleries seat 3000 people.

An annex for exhibits and an armory, both built in the 1930s, were destroyed by fire on January 5, 1973. The convention hall replaced them the following year. Once known as the “Convention Hall of the State,” the building hosts concerts, banquets, balls, lectures, road shows, and other gatherings.
 
Erected by The Rotary Club of Sioux Falls.
 
Location. 43° 33.16′ N, 96° 43.71′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Avenue and West 5th Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is mounted directly on the subject building, at eye-level, on the southeast corner of the building, facing North Main Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 North Main Avenue, Sioux Falls SD 57104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Woodrow Wilson (within shouting distance of this marker); Divorce Capital
The Coliseum Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible at southeast corner of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
August 21, 2016
2. The Coliseum Marker (wide view; marker visible at southeast corner of building)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dakota Iron Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hanging of an Innocent Man (within shouting distance of this marker); Jewett Bros. & Jewett Warehouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phillips to the Falls (about 500 feet away); Richard Franklin Pettigrew (about 500 feet away); President William McKinley (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a framed, laser-printed metal plaque.
 
Regarding The Coliseum. Currently houses the Multi-cultural Center of Sioux Falls, a reception, banquet, and meeting venue.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Schwartz (architect). Joseph Schwartz, was an architect in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This link presents a list of many of his notable buildings in Sioux Falls and elsewhere. Many of this buildings are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on October 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
The Coliseum (<i>front/east-side view from North Main Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
3. The Coliseum (front/east-side view from North Main Avenue)
 

2. Multi-cultural Center of Sioux Falls. This link presents various current interior pictures of the facility. (Submitted on October 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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