Day 72 of 365

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

I shot this when I leaving the Photo Show at the Pasadena Covention Center and stop to take this picture of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium which is right next door.
The Civic Auditorium, one of the major structures in the Pasadena Civic Center District was built in 1931 and opened in February, 1932, during the lowest ebb of the Great Depression, the new Pasadena Civic Auditorium was dedicated “to the citizens of Pasadena, whose efforts and sacrifices have made the erection of this beautiful and useful building possible.” In the decades since its dedication, the Civic has hosted millions of patrons from several generations of Southern Californians.
The Civic has been the center of Pasadena’s Cultural life by hosting thousands of community events such as Rose Queen Ceremonies, graduations, benefit concerts, speeches by famous personalities, and countless programs for children. The live radio broadcasts of the big band dances from the Civic in the 1940s helped to spread the fame of Pasadena across the United States.
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