Details for Waxahachie Chautauqua Building (Atlas Number 5139007077)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007077


Marker Number 7077
Atlas Number 5139007077
Marker Title Waxahachie Chautauqua Building
Index Entry Waxahachie Chautauqua Building
Address 400 S. Grand Ave.
City Waxahachie
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 700690
UTM Northing 3586319
Subject Codes buildings; parks; opera houses and theatre; fairs and festivals
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Getzendaner Park off Grand Ave.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Some 25 years after Chautauqua cultural programs originated in New York State, annual Chautauqua assemblies in Waxahachie began in 1899. Large crowds from North and East Texas and Oklahoma camped here, studying literature and the arts, attending dramas, lectures, concerts, exhibitions. This 2500-seat hall, convertible into an open-air auditorium, was built by Waxahachie Chautauqua Park Association in 1902.