Chautauqua Auditorium (Waxahachie, Texas) facts for kids
Waxahachie Chautauqua Building
Chautauqua Building in 2016
|Location||Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie, Texas|
|Area||0.3 acres (0.12 ha)|
|NRHP reference No.||74002070|
Quick facts for kidsSignificant dates
|Added to NRHP||May 3, 1974|
The Chautauqua Auditorium is a performance hall located in Getzendaner Memorial Park, in Waxahachie, Texas. It was built in 1902 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1974. The hall seats 2500 and is noted for being an octagonal building. The auditorium hosts performances of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as well as many country music and other shows.
The Chautauqua Auditorium was built by the Waxahachie Chautauqua Park Association in 1902 to hold crowds for the annual Chautauqua gatherings that had been meeting in Waxahachie since 1899. Well known speakers and performers, including William Jennings Bryan and Will Rogers, performed in the auditorium.
The hall was renovated in 1974. In 1977 it hosted the Open Road Music Festival.
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