Montclair State University Amphitheater – Montclair NJ

Description

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′.

Source notes

"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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Location Info


Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043

Coordinates: 40.860041, -74.199181

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