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Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre

(Legion Park Bowl)

 
 
Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
1. Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre Marker
Inscription.  Built of local sandstone in 1935 on land obtained from the American Legion Post No. 5 this municipal amphitheatre seating about 1600 was constructed for staging theatrical and sporting events. Gadsden architect Paul W. Hofferbert designed the open-air arena which is a significant example of the rustic stone construction work of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. The amphitheatre, the adjacent auditorium, and the swimming pool, all W.P.A. projects, comprised the Gadsden Civic Center prior to 1960.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places 9-28-88.

(Erected 1994 by the Etowah Historical Society and the City of Gadsden)
 
Erected 1994 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list.
 
Location. 34° 0.469′ N, 86° 0.092′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County
Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre and Marker
. Marker is on South 1st Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 South 1st Street, Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gadsden Amphitheater (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity (approx. 0.2 miles away); Paul Harvey Loyalty Day (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gadsden, Alabama (approx. mile away); John H. Wisdom (approx. mile away); Emma Sansom Monument (approx. mile away); The Lynching of Bunk Richardson (approx. mile away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
 
Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre
Gadsden Municipal Auditorium image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
4. Gadsden Municipal Auditorium
Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre Lower Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
5. Gadsden Municipal Amphitheatre Lower Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,005 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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