At the end of the broad northeast corridor south of the lobby is the Auditorium. Designed as a lecture hall and theater, this room originally featured raked seating in the form of a terraced floor which descended to a raised speaker’s platform framed by a proscenium arch. In addition to lectures, this room was also used for recitals and concerts by small ensembles. Photographs in the yearbooks of the Normal College show students attending lectures in this room. In 1961 this room was altered by the removal of the terraced floor. A new floor was installed level with the corridor. The fret-work proscenium arch features a design of palm fronds and laurel wreaths similar to that on the band shell in the Biergarten. Leveling the floor changed the Auditorium into a ball/banquet hall. Other features of the Auditorium are the leaded decorative windows and the beamed ceiling.
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