Utah's New Auditorium

Kingsbury Hall Dedication Set For Thursday Noon

Utah Daily Chronicle, 20 May 1930, page 1

Not since the Park Building was dedicated has there been, and not again until the Engineering Building is finished will there be a bigger day in the University's history of progress than this coming Thursday when Kingsbury hall will be officially opened.

A dedicatory service at noon in the large auditorium will feature Professor G. M. Marshall, who will deliver the dedicatorial address, and Dr. John C. Carver of Ogden, a member of the Board of Regents.

President Emeritus Joseph T. Kingsbury, in whose honor the building is named, will respond.

The state has appropriated $275,000 for the magnificent building. The auditorium seats 2009 and the stage can be converted to seat over 200 more.

Every faculty for assemblies, plays, moving picture shows and classes is available in the building.

It is interesting to know that the open plaster work in Kingsbury hall is the facing of an organ loft, in which at some future date, an organ will be installed.

The orchestra pit is arranged for a hydraulic lift, also to be installed in the future.

The switch board is a masterpiece of electrical genius, capable of producing any desirable lighting effect.

A $2,000 velvet curtain conceals a stage adequate to produce any sort of college production.

The building henceforward will house the speech department and will be the scene of student assemblies, commencement exercises, and all other University activities.