Montclair State University Amphitheater, under constructionPhoto from "The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; September 1936 issue, page 11.
The federal Works Progress Administration constructed an amphitheater for what was then known as Montclair State Teachers College. The 2,000-seat theater was constructed into a hillside, its 22 tiers of seats measuring between 92 and 190 feet long. The stage, at construction, measured 70 feet by 40 feet and contained a tree in the middle. An orchestra pit in front of the stage measured 70′-by-30′.
"The Dawn," a New Jersey WPA publication; September 1936 issue, page 9. Found at the Jersey City Public Library's New Jersey Room. "Three Projects At Teachers' College"; Evening News, Newark, NJ, July 28, 1936.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 11, 2015.
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