Riverside Park Band Shell-Murphysboro, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member snfromky
N 37° 45.372 W 089° 21.416
16S E 292369 N 4181381
Quick Description: This is the icon of Riverside Park in Murphysboro.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2008 4:17:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM3VZ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GatoRx
Views: 51

Long Description:
Construction on the Riverside Park band shell began in 1938, and the structure was dedicated on May 31, 1939. The facility was built as a joint venture between the WPA and the park board.

The band shell is one of the first built in Illinois, and the fact it was constructed using poured concrete makes it unique for the time.

The Fourth of July celebration, which has been hosted at Riverside Park since 1927, drew even larger crowds once the shell was completed. 20,000 people once showed up for the event in the 1930s.

The band shell was designed by R.Z. Gill, the same architect who designed the park's caretaker house, the old bandstand and the ball park.

Many events are held here each year.
Check here if the structure is enclosed or mostly enclosed on three sides (required for posting): yes

Check here if the structure has a roof (required for posting): Not Listed

Bandshell Webpage: Not listed

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When visiting a waymark, please take pictures that clearly show the bandshell. If you have pictures with yourself in the bandshell, that would be great too. Also, tell us a little about your visit. It's optional, but if you attended a performance here, tell us about it.
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