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Civic Auditorium (Welsh Auditorium), Postcard

Civic Auditorium (Welsh Auditorium), Postcard

1950 ca

The front facade of the Civic Auditorium is seen as viewed from the edge of the Grand River, looking toward the northeast. The architecture combines Renaissance and Art Deco elements. Several mid-century automobiles are parked along the curb and the median.


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TitleCivic Auditorium (Welsh Auditorium), Postcard
Date1950 ca
Current AddressBuilding demolished in 2003
ArchitectRobinson & Campau
Date Constructed1932
Original OwnerCity of Grand Rapids
Original UseAuditorium

Title by cataloger. The front facade and Art Deco lobby were retained and integrated into the DeVos Place Convention Center as part of the Steelcase Ballroom.

CollectionThomas R. Dilley
Locationlocation on map

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