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Findlay in Hancock County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Allen P. Dudley Bandshell

 
 
Allen P. Dudley Bandshell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, February 29, 2020
1. Allen P. Dudley Bandshell Marker
Inscription.  
Constructed in 1940 by the Works Progress Administration, the Riverside Park Bandshell represents some of the classic architecture of the day. Area craftsmen built special wooden concrete forms to shape the dome, making the acoustics near perfect for outdoor music.

The Bandshell has been named in honor of a long-time Findlay friend, arts supporter, and musician who helped bring live music to the community. Allen Dudley is part of this heritage that lives on at the Bandshell.

The City of Findlay renovated the Bandshell in 1984 to protect this historic structure. In 1985, the Hancock Park District completed landscape beautification of the area through financial support of the Women's National Farm & Garden Association, Louise Mick Memorial Trust & Other Funds, Findlay Kiwanis Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
 
Location. 41° 2.567′ N, 83° 37.885′ W. Marker is in Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock County
Allen P. Dudley Bandshell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, February 29, 2020
2. Allen P. Dudley Bandshell and Marker
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. Marker can be reached from McManness Avenue south of Center Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in Riverside Park, about 200 feet from the south parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 McManness Avenue, Findlay OH 45840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riverside Park / Old Mill Stream (within shouting distance of this marker); Hull's Army (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oesterlen Well Site / Old Mill Stream Fairgrounds (approx. half a mile away); The Glass Industry of Findlay, Ohio (approx. 0.6 miles away); First School Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Elijah & Mellie Jones House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial Flagpole (approx. one mile away); Site of Fort Findlay (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Findlay.
 
Allen P. Dudley Bandshell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, February 29, 2020
3. Allen P. Dudley Bandshell Marker
Allen P. Dudley Bandshell Marker - WPA image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, February 29, 2020
4. Allen P. Dudley Bandshell Marker - WPA
Constructed by WPA 1940
Memorial Plaque in front of Allen P. Dudley Bandshell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, February 29, 2020
5. Memorial Plaque in front of Allen P. Dudley Bandshell Marker
Riverside Park
Dick Daugherty Plaza
Honoring Longtime Band Shell Musician,
Master of Ceremonies and
Friend of the Summer Concerts
Dedicated June 23, 2004
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 26, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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