|Year(s) Listed: • 2007|
|City/Town: • Independence|
|Location Class: • Government|
|Built: 1923 | Year Saved: 2006|
|Historic Designation: • National Register of Historic Places (06-10-2005)|
|Awards: • Honor Award|
|Contributor: Elizabeth Rosin, Rosin Preservation, LLC|
Memorial Hall is an excellent example of the memorial hall property type constructed in communities throughout America during the 1920s. It commemorates the casualties of World War I and provides a location for civic gatherings. The Classical Revival design utilized architectural motifs, elements and materials popular throughout the country during the 1920s for public buildings, in general, and memorial buildings, in particular.
The buildings systems were updated including the latest technology for theater lighting, sound design and HVAC. Entrances were redesigned for ADA and spaces were converted to meeting and conference rooms. The design changes were implemented in a way that they are reversible.