Harvey Auditorium (Bakersfield, CA)
Posted 03 November 2010 - 03:51 AM
Anyway, so I'm wondering if anyone else here has heard stories about the theater or, better yet, had any experiences. It's really a beautiful theater and will work here any chance I get. The kids of Bakersfield High School, where the theater is located, are soooooo lucky!
Oh, forgot to mention that I looked up a little history on the building and they finished construction in 1949 but they had started much earlier and had to stop due to the war. From what I understand it was built as part of Roosevelt's New Deal which built schools all over the country. Also, when I was a kid I worked a lot at the San Mateo Performing Arts Center in San Mateo, California (also on a high school campus) and the layouts and original interior building materials are identical. I'm guessing there are probably more of these theaters out there somewhere.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 08:38 PM
Perhaps the archives of the local newspaper can shed some light on what happened . . .
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:02 PM
Thanks ... -Ryan-
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