Nebraska Historical Marker: The Ohiowa Auditorium

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Location

Intersection of S Main St & Grafton St, Ohiowa, Fillmore County, Nebraska

View this marker's location 40.414372, -97.452842

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Marker Text

The Ohiowa Auditorium, completed in 1940 and preserved in near original condition, is one of several Nebraska buildings constructed by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. The WPA, a federal government relief program, provided employment for local workers. During World War II the auditorium served as an entertainment center for soldiers from the nearby Bruning Army Air Field. A community landmark, the auditorium has also been used for dances, movies, roller-skating, craft shows, auctions, and as a polling place.

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