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Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

City Auditorium

Historic Macon Music Registry

 
 
City Auditorium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
1. City Auditorium Marker
Inscription.  
Little Richard,
Otis Redding, and the
Allman Brothers Band
performed here.

 
Erected by The Charles Cox Family Trust.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Georgia, Historic Macon Music Registry series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 32° 50.225′ N, 83° 37.87′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and Cherry Street Lane, on the right when traveling south on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 1st St, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rosa Louise Parks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Medal of Honor (about 300 feet away); Macon and Bibb County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Macon City Hall (about 400 feet away); City Hall & Old Capitol (about 500 feet away); Andersen's Jewelers
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(about 700 feet away); Macon Civil War Era Churches (about 700 feet away); The First Presbyterian Church (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
 
Regarding City Auditorium. Excerpt from the music history tour brochure:
Built in 1923 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the city’s founding, the Macon City Auditorium continues to host major concert acts and events. Some of the most notable are the homecoming concerts of James Brown, Otis Redding, and the Allman Brothers Band. During a gospel performance by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, an unknown Little Richard, then a teenager, was pulled up on stage, starting his own journey as a musician and performer. The auditorium also was the site of Otis Redding’s final homecoming — his memorial service following the plane crash that killed him at age 26.

 
Also see . . .  Municipal Auditorium. National Register of Historic Places nomination (PDF) and photographs (PDF) submitted for the building. (Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
City Auditorium Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
2. City Auditorium Marker
Macon City Auditorium image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, November 20, 2021
3. Macon City Auditorium
Otis Redding Funeral image. Click for full size.
via Soulwalking, December 18, 1967
4. Otis Redding Funeral
His casket is carried down the steps of Macon City Auditorium. He is buried at his Big "O" Ranch outside Macon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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