Ilfeld, Adele, Auditorium - Las Vegas, New Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 35° 35.670 W 105° 13.193
13S E 480081 N 3938996
Quick Description: Historic auditorium on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2012 2:55:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMEC9W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Adele Ilfeld Auditorium was built in 1914. The building is the last monumental building in Las Vegas to be constructed of sandstone. The building was funded by local business tycoon Charles Ilfeld, who donated the funds to build the auditorium in memory of his wife Adele. The auditorium was designed by architect E.W. Hart in Romanesque Revival style and the Auditorium is recognized as the finest example of that style in New Mexico with its heavy stone arches and Tuscan columns.

The Auditorium underwent extensive renovation in 1996 and the 727 seat auditorium was restored and continues to serve the University.
Street address:
New Mexico Highlands University
University Avenue
Las Vegas, New Mexico


County / Borough / Parish: San Miguel

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Education, Recreation And Culture

Current function: Education, Recreation And Culture

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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