Fresno Memorial Auditorium Fresno California

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Title

Fresno Memorial Auditorium Fresno California

Subject

Memorial Auditorium (Fresno, Calif.) -- Photographs.; National Legion of Valor Museum (Fresno, Calif.) -- Photographs.; Veterans Memorial Auditorium (Fresno, Calif.) -- Photographs.; Auditoriums -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Historic builings -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs.; Memorials -- California -- Fresno County -- Photographs; Fresno (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs.; Fresno (Calif.) -- History -- Sources.

Description

The Fresno Memorial Auditorium located at 2425 Fresno Street was constructed between 1935 and 1936 with a dedication on 31th, December 1936. Designed by Allied Architects of Fresno, a Depression-era consortium of architects. The building's Art Deco exterior was outstanding for its time and is unchanged from its original construction. Considered as Fresno's most significant cultural facility until the construction of the new Convention Center Complex in 1966. Events held in the auditorium include Broadway plays and musicals, concerts, operas, school graduations, fraternal conventions, auto shows, and religious rallies, etc. In 1992 Association of American War Veterans Organizations requested the city rename the building to Veterans Memorial Auditorium and allow them use office space vacated afrer the City's Data Processing Division moved into the new City Hall. The veterans established the National Legion of Valor Museum in the auditorium paying tribute to personnel receiving the nation's four highest military honors.

Source

1 photographic print (postcard) :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.

Publisher

San Joaquin Valley Library System

Date

ca 1940

Contributor

Fresno County Public Library

Rights

This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the "fair use" clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the Fresno County Public Library, Heritage Center, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721. Phone: 559-600-6230 HeritageCenter@fresnolibrary.org

Relation

SJV Photo Heritage

Format

image/jpeg

Language

en

Type

Image

Identifier

frp0087

Coverage

ca 1940

Files

frp0087a.jpg

Citation

“Fresno Memorial Auditorium Fresno California,” San Joaquin Valley Library System Digital Collections, accessed March 4, 2024, http://digital.sjvls.org/document/1737.

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