Gadsden Amphitheater

Gadsden Amphitheater (HMQA9)

Location: Gadsden, AL 35901 Etowah County
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N 34° 0.497', W 86° 0.102'

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Through the efforts of local citizens, Benny Dean and Floyd Beddingfield, the City of Gadsden obtained this facility from American Legion Post Number 5 in 1985. Built in 1935, the amphitheater seats 1600 persons. Designed by local architect, Paul W. Hofferbert, this beautiful open air arena is significant example of the rustic stone construction typical of the 1930s Works Progress Administration. The amphitheater and adjacent auditorium, both W.P.A. projects, was called Gadsden Civic Center prior to 1960. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Dedicated September 29, 1994
Steve Means - Mayor

City Council
Robert Echols - President · William Cunningham · Doug Weems · Robert Avery · Jim Turnbach · Dawson Partee · Harry Moon

Jerry Alford, Director of Parks and Recreation
Ronald L. Carr, Director of Planning
HM NumberHMQA9
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
Year Placed1994
Placed ByEtowah Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 592183 N 3763523
Decimal Degrees34.00828333, -86.00170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 0.497', W 86° 0.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 0' 29.82" N, 86° 0' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 344 S 1st St, Gadsden AL 35901, US
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