Friday, October 14, 2011
Fair Park Auditorium
I knew that Pan Am Casino looked familiar. Now I know why. It's the Fair Park Music Hall in disguise. Originally called the Fair Park Auditorium, the music hall was built in 1925 at a cost of $500,000. It could seat 5000 people and was dedicated during the State Fair of 1925. The building is designed in the Spanish Baroque style with Moorish influences. The "Casino" sign was probably affixed for the duration of the 1937 State Fair.
See the Music Hall's site for more details on this great old building. I attended my first symphony at this place when I was in grade school and later I saw my first opera here.