Riverside Municipal Auditorium re-dedication ceremony after restoration

Announcement from the City of Riverside:

2012-09-19-riv-mun-aud.jpgRiverside officials are inviting the public to a rededication ceremony of the historic Municipal Auditorium on Wednesday, September 19th from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., followed by tours of the building.

The Mission/Spanish Revival building, located at 3485 Mission Inn Avenue at Lemon Street in downtown Riverside, originally opened on November 12, 1928 and served as a memorial to 87 service members from Riverside County who died in World War I.  It was added to the National Registry of Historic Places on March 31, 1978.

The Auditorium is being rededicated after a nearly one year restoration effort.

Construction began in October, 2011 and was completed this summer at a final cost of $9.5 million.  The retrofit preserved the integrity of the facility with seismic work throughout, including re-roofing, and new electrical, plumbing and communication systems.  In addition, the exterior façade and walls were restored.

Guests will enjoy greater comfort and convenience with an improved sound system, upgraded heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and completely restored historic auditorium seats.

Other improvements included new landscaping, refurbished fountains and modern security systems.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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