George Washington University. Lisner Auditorium

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The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium was named for Abram Lisner, University Trustee (1909-17, 1919-38), who bequeathed money in his will for its construction. Abram Lisner was a merchant, philanthropist, and University Trustee. The cornerstone was laid in 1941 and construction completed in 1943. Lisner Auditorium was opened (for commercial use) in the fall of 1946 and for many years was the only sizeable facility of its kind in Washington. Lisner Auditorium is an important cultural resource for the city of Washington and offers a skillfully executed architectural achievement for the University campus. For many years it hosted GW's commencement exercises, and in the days before the Kennedy Center, it was the major focus of Washington, D.C. theater life. The Director of Lisner reports to the Vice President for Information and Administration Services. N.B. This history note was written in 2005.

From the description of Lisner Auditorium records 1946-2005 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 694361399

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Benoit, David. person
associatedWith Benson, George, 1943- person
associatedWith Blues Traveler (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Cocker, Joe person
associatedWith Corea, Chick person
associatedWith Crow, Sheryl person
associatedWith Dimock Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Dimock, Susan Whitney person
associatedWith George Washington University. corporateBody
associatedWith George Washington University Facilities Dept., corporateBody
associatedWith Knack (Musical group) corporateBody
associatedWith Leno, Jay person
associatedWith Lisner, Abram person
associatedWith Marsalis, Branford person
associatedWith Monroe, Bill 1911-1996 person
associatedWith Mummenschanz (Group) corporateBody
associatedWith Seeger, Pete 1919- person
associatedWith Supertramp (Musical group) person
associatedWith Tharp, Twyla person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)

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