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Auditorium

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Building 90
1925, U.S. Department of the Interior. 5500 Snyder Ave.
  • Auditorium (Building 90)

The auditorium combines a simplified form of classicism with the local characteristics of neighboring buildings. The rectangular structure has pedimented gable ends and a wide, banded cornice defining its major geometric elements. The multicolored stone walls end in cut sandstone quoins at the corners and rise from a rusticated sandstone water table. The two main entrances are approached by side-facing steps and a raised platform. Arches of sandstone set flush with the wall mark the entrances and windows. Built to serve as an assembly hall, the auditorium has a refined appearance that helped raise public awareness of the school and its position as one of Nevada's showplaces.

This large building is now part of a new master plan for Stewart Indian School. H+K Architects is working with the director, Bobbi Rahder, to develop conceptual and programmatic plans for future renovation of the auditorium. 

References

Hershnow, Max, of H+K Architects. Telephone interview with Ann Gilkerson, September 18, 2019. 

"History." Stewart Indian School. Accessed January 17, 2020. https://stewartindianschool.com/.

Rahder, Bobbi, Museum Director, Stewart Indian School. Email correspondence with Ann Gilkerson, September 13, 2019.

 

 

Writing Credits

Author: 
Julie Nicoletta
Updated By: 
Ann Gilkerson (2020)
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Data

Timeline

  • 1925

    Built
  • 2020

    Renovation planning

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Citation

Julie Nicoletta, "Auditorium", [Carson City, Nevada], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/NV-01-NW080.3.

Print Source

Buildings of Nevada, Julie Nicoletta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 113-113.

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