Colorado Springs City Auditorium

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Colorado Springs City Auditorium
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Location221 E. Kiowa St., Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coordinates 38°50′6″N104°49′11″W / 38.83500°N 104.81972°W / 38.83500; -104.81972 Coordinates: 38°50′6″N104°49′11″W / 38.83500°N 104.81972°W / 38.83500; -104.81972
Area1.1 acres (0.45 ha)
Built1923
ArchitectCharles E. Thomas, Thomas C. MacLaren, et al
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Website www.coloradosprings.gov/parks-recreation-and-cultural-services/page/city-auditorium
NRHP reference No. 95001244
Added to NRHPNovember 07, 1995

Colorado Springs City Auditorium is a historic auditorium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Completed in 1923, the auditorium still serves the city of Colorado Springs by way of hosting various events throughout the year. The building, cost $424,910 at the time,[ citation needed ] was primarily used for concerts, theatre performances and graduations. The plaque above the stage is inscribed, "USUI CIVIUM DECORI URBUS", or "For the use of the people and the glory of the city." In the 1940s, a local promoter, Abe Marylander, brought wrestling exhibitions and boxing matches to the facility. As the years passed, the City Auditorium has played host to various musical concerts, the Harlem Globetrotters, many conventions and trade shows, professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, roller derby and more. The City Auditorium was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1995.

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The Pikemasters Model Railroad club is housed in the Auditorium's basement. Located in the old Colorado Springs Police firing range, as of 2019 they hosted meetings every Thursday night, at which visitors were welcome. [1]

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References

  1. "Pikemasters Model Railroad Club" . Retrieved April 16, 2021. Note: As of April 16, 2021, the website showed announcement of upcoming event in 2019.