Albany in Dougherty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Albany Municipal Auditorium
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
Location. 31° 34.733′ N, 84° 9.249′ W. Marker is in Albany, Georgia, in Dougherty County. Marker can be reached from North Jackson Street south of Flint Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, between doors at the front/east entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Jackson Street, Albany GA, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library (a few steps from this marker); Freedom Alley and City Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albany Theatre (about 600 feet away); Colonel Nelson Tift (about 600 feet away); Dougherty County (about 600 feet away); British Royal Air Force Memorial (about 700 feet away); United States Post Office — Courthouse Albany Lights (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
More about this marker. A duplicate marker is mounted near the south entrance on Pine Avenue.
Regarding Albany Municipal Auditorium. National Register of Historic Places #74000673.
From historic-structures.com: In 1972 the auditorium was abandoned and a proposal for its demolition and replacement was in the works by the mid 1970s. Fortunately plans for restoration instead prevailed, and restoration of the auditorium started in 1986. In 1990, the Albany Symphony Orchestra reopened the renovated auditorium, performing a Gala Concert with Albany native Ray Charles. Today the Albany Municipal Auditorium is the home of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. The auditorium also hosts the Deerfield-Windsor School's annual all-student Spring Musical, Ballet Theatre South's annual production and various concerts and stage plays.
Also see . . .
1. Albany Municipal Auditorium.
The need for a new auditorium in the early 1900's grew out of the many activities of the Chataqua Society of(Submitted on November 28, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Albany Municipal Auditorium (Wikipedia).
The 965-seat, classic style auditorium includes an orchestra level, as well as first and second balconies. Designed by architect A. Ten Eyck Brown, the Albany Municipal Auditorium was built in 1915 to replace an old wooden auditorium used for Chautauqua programs. The auditorium was host to many talents of the music world, the stage and television, including an Irving Berlin musical road show in the 1920s. In the 1950s and 1960s, telethons were held in the auditorium. These telethons attracted Hollywood stars to Albany, including most of the cast of Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Virginian and starlet Jayne Mansfield.(Submitted on November 28, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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