Rockville Chautauqua Pavilion

Rockville Chautauqua Pavilion (HM1Y5)

Location: Rockville, IN 47872 Parke County
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N 39° 45.603', W 87° 14.111'

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Pavilion was built 1913 by Edgar Jerome (1862-1942) of Rockville. He used wooden bridge building techniques in timber framing which supports entire structure. It was designed to seat 3,000 people under its roof. Repairs made 1976-1978 and 1992. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1999.

Chautauquas held here 1911-1930, largest crowd estimated at 8,000 in 1915 when former President William H. Taft spoke. Popularized in late nineteenth century at Chautauqua, New York, chautauquas were significant social and educational events, bringing speakers, music, and ideas to towns across the U.S.
HM NumberHM1Y5
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number61.2001.1
Year Placed2001
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau and Parke County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 8:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 479854 N 4401152
Decimal Degrees39.76005000, -87.23518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.603', W 87° 14.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 36.18" N, 87° 14' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 157-191 Mecca Rd, Rockville IN 47872, US
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