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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.
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.
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