Beatrice Municipal Auditorium – Beatrice NE

Description

This striking two story Art Deco building in Beatrice was constructed by the PWA in 1939-40. The National Register form for the building states:

“Compared to other WPA/PWA Art Deco auditoriums in Nebraska…, the Beatrice auditorium is quite exuberantly decorated with Art Deco detail. In place of the more common geometric and stylized motifs such as zigzags and chevrons, the motifs for the auditorium focused on agricultural motifs of corn cobs and sheaves of wheat to more artistically represent themes important to a medium-sized farming community, and reminiscent of the agricultural motifs found throughout the Nebraska State Capitol.” (NRHP)

 

Source notes

NRHP Registration Form: www.nebraskahistory.org/histpres/nebraska/gage/GA03-272_Beatrice_Aud.pdf

http://www.nebraskahistory.org/histpres/nebraska/gage.htm

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Location Info


205 N. 4th St.
Beatrice, NE 68310

Coordinates: 40.267277, -96.749663

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