Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall (demolished) – Houston TX

City:
Houston, TX

Site Type:
Auditoriums and Arenas, Civic Facilities

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)

Started:
1936

Completed:
1937

Designer:
Alfred C. Finn

Quality of Information:
Minimal

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

The Public Works Administration contributed $1,329,508 toward the construction of the Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall. The architect of record was Alfred C. Finn. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held on November 4, 1936 and dedication was held on November 26, 1937. The buildings housed circuses, concerts, athletic events, stock shows and conventions. The coliseum and music hall were demolished in 1998. The former site of the coliseum was redeveloped into the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2003.

Source notes

Strom, Stephen R., "A Legacy of Pride: Houston's PWA Buildings," Houston History Magazine, (https://houstonhistorymagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/legacy-civic-pride-PWA-HR-17.2.pdf), retrieved March 26, 2018.

Site originally submitted by Larry Moore on March 26, 2018.

Location Info


801 Bagby St
Houston, TX Harris County

Location notes: Downtown Houston, Texas

Coordinates: 29.7616791, -95.36870499999998

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One comment on “Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall (demolished) – Houston TX

  1. So sad such a landmark of the Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall was torn down,, So many memories of real rodeo, with awesome country STARS to preform, the Beatles concert in 1967, The Music Hall with so many concerts and plays, Why did you take so may memories away ???????????????????????

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  1. So sad such a landmark of the Sam Houston Coliseum and Music Hall was torn down,, So many memories of real rodeo, with awesome country STARS to preform, the Beatles concert in 1967, The Music Hall with so many concerts and plays, Why did you take so may memories away ???????????????????????

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