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Waxahachie Chautauqua Building
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Chautauqua Building in 2016
Waxahachie Chautauqua Building is located in Texas
Waxahachie Chautauqua Building
Waxahachie Chautauqua Building
Location in Texas
Location Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie, Texas
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1902 (1902)
MPS Waxahachie MRA
NRHP reference No. 74002070
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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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