Auditorium – Emporia VA

Description

Emporia, Virginia’s historic Greensville County Auditorium was constructed with the assistance of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The building, located on Battery Avenue and facing Main Street, still stands today.

According to a National Register of Historic Places registration form:
“The two-story Greensville County Auditorium, located adjacent to the school complex, is constructed of brick laid in an unusual three-course Flemish bond pattern. The Neoclassical-style building has a large central recessed entrance flanked by two smaller entrances. Each entrance has a double door topped with a webbed fanlight. The imposing building has two Doric columns which support a wide entablature and parapet with the word “Auditorium” etched in stone.”

Source notes

National Archives photograph
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form:
http://www.dhr.virginia.gov/registers/Cities/Emporia/109-0019_Hicksford_HD_2007_NRfinal.pdf (page 8)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 1, 2014.

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Location Info


Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847

Coordinates: 36.688290, -77.542290

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