Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Veterans Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville has been serving as a multi-purpose event facility since it was built in 1917. At the time of its completion, it was one of the largest auditoriums in the Midwest and was the first modern building in the city erected for large gatherings and events. Architect firm Shopbell, Clifford & Co. designed the Coliseum in the Neoclassical style, with its main entrance featuring a large portico with Doric columns.
Backstory and Context
Joan C. Marchan & Douolas L. Stern. "Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. May 10, 1979. https://secure.in.gov/apps/dnr/shaard/r/1d171/N/Soldiers_and_sailors_Memorial_Coliseum_Vanderburgh_CO_Nom.pdf.
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