Legion Park Bowl - Gadsden, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 00.480 W 086° 00.101
16S E 592185 N 3763492
Quick Description: Legion Park Bowl is located at 336 1st St., S., Gadsden, AL. It is an open-air arena and is a significant example of the rustic stone construction work of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2007 4:56:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM2NVJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
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Long Description:
Legion Park Bowl is located at 336 1st St., S., Gadsden, AL. It is an open-air arena and is a significant example of the rustic stone construction work of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s.

From the Historic Marker located behind the amphitheatre.

GADSDEN MUNICIPAL AMPHITHEATRE
(Legion Park Bowl)

Built of local sandstone in 1935 on land obtained from the American Legion Post No. 5 this municipal amphitheatre seating 1600 was constructed for staging theatrical and sporting events. Gadsden architect Paul W. Hofferbert designed the open-air arena which is a significant example of the rustic stone construction work of the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. The amphitheatre, the adjacent auditorium, and the swimming pool, all W.P.A. projects, comprised the Gadsden Civic Center prior to 1960.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places 9-26-88

The Historic Marker was erected 1994 by the Etowah Historical Society and the City of Gadsden.

Project type: Park structure/building (other than lodge)

Date built or created: 1935

Location: Downtown Gadsden, AL

City: Gadsden, AL

Condition: Pristine condition

Website for additional information: Not listed

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