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Pearson Auditorium

Completed in 1941

 
 
Pearson Auditorium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2013
1. Pearson Auditorium Marker
Inscription.  
Named in honor of
Colonel Daniel Cecil Pearson
Born 1881 • Died 1956

D. C. Pearson served NMMI over a 50-year period starting in 1906 as Commandant of Cadets. He was also an Instructor, Dean, and in 1927 became Superintendent. The 22 years he served as Superintendent is the longest period any person has held this position. Fifteen campus buildings were constructed during this time, the NMMI architecture has been greatly influenced by Colonel Pearson’s Alma Mater, Virginia Military Institute.
 
Location. 33° 24.724′ N, 104° 31.389′ W. Marker is in Roswell, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on U.S. 285 0.1 miles north of West College Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Marker is a rectangular, embossed metal tablet, mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, to the right of the main front entrance, facing U.S. Highway 285. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West College Boulevard, Roswell NM 88201, 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. The Iron Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); N.M. 200th Coast Artillery AA Regt.
Pearson Auditorium (<i>marker visible on right side of far-right doorway</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2013
2. Pearson Auditorium (marker visible on right side of far-right doorway)
(approx. one mile away); Chaves County Gulf War Monument (approx. one mile away); Continental Oil Company Station 1 (approx. one mile away); Chaves County Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Roswell's Military Institutes (approx. one mile away); Roswell and the New Deal (approx. one mile away); Roswell Pioneer Plaza (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roswell.
 
Also see . . .
1. NMMI Pearson Auditorium Historic Renovation. The historic renovation of the 1940’s era Pearson Auditorium transformed the facility into a modern day performance venue. The building’s interior design was influenced by the 1940’s details of ornate cast iron seats, original light fixtures, and the military design influence. (Submitted on February 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. New Mexico Military Institute. NMMI is the only state-supported co-educational college preparatory military boarding high school (grades 9–12) and junior college in the United States. New Mexico Military Institute was founded by Colonel Robert S.
New Mexico Military Institute (<i>campus buildings; south of Pearson Auditorium</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2013
3. New Mexico Military Institute (campus buildings; south of Pearson Auditorium)
Goss and Captain Joseph C. Lea in 1891. It was recognized by the territorial legislature and renamed NMMI in 1893. The original area of land for the campus was donated to the school by local rancher James J. Hagerman. The Institute's buildings are made in a uniform Gothic Revival style out of buff brick. The campus is a designated area on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on February 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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New Mexico Military Institute (<i>campus entrance; south of Pearson Auditorium</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2013
4. New Mexico Military Institute (campus entrance; south of Pearson Auditorium)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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