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Iroquois Amphitheater / Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943

 
 
Iroquois Amphitheater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
1. Iroquois Amphitheater Marker
Inscription.  
Iroquois Amphitheater
The official amphitheater of Ky., it was built in 75 days by 275 WPA employees. It opened with a sold-out production of Naughty Marietta on July 4, 1938. The main attraction was the dazzling water curtain. In 2000, the amphitheater began an $8.9 million restoration, preserving portions of the original structure.

Works Progress Admin.
1935-1943
Created by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression. At its height, the WPA employed 73,000 Kentuckians in literature, construction, and arts projects. Among the most prominent projects in Louisville were the runway and Art Deco building at Bowman Field and the Iroquois Amphitheater.
 
Erected 2009 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2307.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location.
Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
2. Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943 Marker
38° 9.599′ N, 85° 46.779′ W. Marker is in Louisville, Kentucky, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Amphitheater Road and Golf Drive, on the right when traveling south on Amphitheater Road. Marker and amphitheater are in Iroquois Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville KY 40214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Little Loomhouse / Happy Birthday to You (approx. 0.4 miles away); Southern Parkway / Iroquois Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kenwood Drive-In (approx. 0.9 miles away); Naval Ordinance Plant / Naval Ordinance Station, "Gunsmith to the Navy" (approx. one mile away); Fenley Family / Fenley Family Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Douglas Park Racetrack (approx. 1.6 miles away); Wisertown / St. Andrew's Church Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. Andrew's Catholic Church / Early Catholic Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Louisville.
 
Iroquois Amphitheater / Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 27, 2020
3. Iroquois Amphitheater / Works Progress Admin., 1935-1943 Marker
Iroquois Amphitheater image. Click for full size.
By City of Louisville
4. Iroquois Amphitheater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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