Kenesaw Auditorium – Kenesaw NE

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The Kenesaw auditorium was originally a Civil Works Administration (CWA) project that eventually morphed into a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project with the termination of the CWA. The WPA portion of the project began in November 1935. The town of Kenesaw donated both money and labor to the project. The WPA installed and constructed two septic tanks and cesspools, finished the interior walls, offices and floors, constructed stage props and the staircase, hung the doors and built a large marquee. The WPA also provided 325 folding chairs for the auditorium. Even so, parts of the building remained unfinished, such as the basement which did not have a poured floor.

Source notes

Hastings Daily Tribune, 5 May 1936.

Project originally submitted by Jill Dolberg on July 10, 2015.

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Location Info


109 N Smith Ave
Kenesaw, NE 68956

Coordinates: 40.620696, -98.657694

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