Graham Memorial Auditorium

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Information

Title

Graham Memorial Auditorium

Creator

Voelcker & Dixon, architects

Date

completed 1929; dedicated 1930

Description

The town of Graham in 1929 erected a memorial auditorium in honor of the men of Young County who died in World War I. Designed by Wichita Falls architects Voelcker and Dixon, the auditorium is moderne in style with Spanish influences.

Mrs. Addie M. Graham, wife of Col. E.S. Graham, founder of the community, contributed the site for the Graham Memorial Auditorium. The community raised $80,000 for the construction of the building and an additional $50,000 to furnish seating and stage equipment.

In 1931, a bronze memorial plaque bearing the names of all Young County men who served in World War I was donated by Col. S.R. Crawford, president of First National Bank.

The auditorium was last renovated in 2014 and continues to play an important role in the community.

[adapted from "Graham Memorial Auditorium History,"
compiled from information supplied by Dorman Holub, on the Auditorium's Facebook page]

Location

628 Third Street
Graham, Texas