Goliad in Goliad County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Goliad Memorial Auditorium
The auditorium complex was designed by architects Raiford Stripling and Samuel Charles Phelps Vosper and the decorative embellishments were by sculptors Hugo Villa and Hannibal Pianta. Willard Simpson, Sr. was the structural engineer and the general contractor was H.J. Rosenberg. Construction began in March 1937 and was completed by October. The dedication of the building on Dec. 3, 1937, featured a turkey show as a nod to the area's farms.
The building consists of three areas including the auditorium, the lobby and a stadium attached to the east façade.
Erected 2016 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18524.)
Location. 28° 39.514′ N, 97° 22.981′ W. Marker is in Goliad, Texas, in Goliad County. Marker is on Auditorium Drive east of U.S. 183, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 925 South Highway 183, Goliad TX 77963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Judge James Arthur White and the Civilian Conservation Corps at Goliad State Park (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora del Espiritu Santo de Zúñiga (approx. ¼ mile away); Mission Nuestra Senora Del Espiritu Santo De Zuniga (approx. ¼ mile away); Aranama College Cattle Drive from La Bahia (approx. ¼ mile away); Presidio de Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía (approx. 0.7 miles away); Don Rafael Antonio Manchola (approx. 0.7 miles away); Regulators of Goliad County (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goliad.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on April 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.