Our beautiful "new" Memorial City Hall will include the following:
552 seat auditorium with professional sound, recording, video and new seating
Entirely new roof, air conditioning and heat, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire sprinklers, finishes and elevator
Dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, green rooms and theatre storage
1,400 square feet of meeting space and conference rooms with kitchen access
2,900 square feet of Military Exhibit Space.
Completely refurbished exterior and windows, covered entry and drop off
Stage with 13 flyway scenes (3 electric) and 8,000 lb lift from basement to stage.
Originally built in 1927 as a memorial to Harrison County soldiers who died in World ·war I. A plaque was added in the 1940's to add the names of Harrison County residents who died in World War II.
Architect-Page Brothers, Austin, Texas Builder-J. H. Reddick, Fort Smith, Arkansas
It housed city offices, including administration, police, fire, city courts and municipal auditorium for 67 years.
The auditorium was the most important venue in Harrison County for over 50 years. Local productions like the Lions Loonies, school programs and dance recitals were held there.
Nationally known celebrities performed on the Memorial City Hall stage as well.