Senator Leroy Garcia and Representative Daneya Esgar to present a check to the City of Pueblo
Tue, 10/13/2015 - 4:48pm
DENVER (October 14, 2015)—Senator Leroy Garcia and Representative Daneya Esgar will present a check in the amount of $200,000, to the City of Pueblo for their recent History Colorado State Historical Fund grant for the interior rehabilitation of the Pueblo City Hall and Memorial Hall Auditorium. The special event will take place at 5:30pm on Wednesday October 28th, on the front steps of the City Hall. Along with the check presentation, attendees are invited to tour the facilities to see the early stages of progress.
Construction on the Pueblo City Hall began in 1915 by Pueblo architect William W. Stickney and New York architects Godley and Haskell. Built in the Classical Revival architectural style, City Hall features terrazzo floors, plaster ornamentation, and marble walls. The Memorial Hall Auditorium was dedicated to those who died in World War I and was the location of Woodrow Wilson’s last public address as president.
“We are honored to partner with History Colorado State Historical Fund to recognize the importance of the Pueblo City Hall and Memorial Hall Auditorium”, said Senator Leroy Garcia and Representative DaneyaEsgar in a joint statement. “ This grant will allow the City of Pueblo to preserve an important piece of history not only for Pueblo but for all of Colorado.”
The Memorial Hall Auditorium is also notable for hosting many musical performances, including John Philip Sousa’s band and Rafael Cavallo’s orchestra. The City Hall portion of the building has served as a cultural center for the surrounding community. In 2013, the exterior of the building was preserved, but the interior is still in need of rehabilitation. With funding from the State Historical Fund, interior rehabilitation of City Hall’s first floor will be completed.
If you are interested in attending the event, the address is as follows:
1 City Hall Place
Pueblo, CO 81003
For more information about the State Historical Fund go to: h-co.org/shf
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