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    Texas | Architecture | Texas Centennial

    Memorial Auditorium and Stadium
    Goliad State Park
    Goliad, Texas

    by Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium Carvings
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley

    Memorial Auditorium and Stadium
    Goliad State Park

    The memorial auditorium adjacent to Goliad State Park is as pristine as the memorial museums in Austin and Corpus Christi. A plain rectangular box, it combines the austere architecture of the Mission Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga across the highway, with simple meaningful embellishments that tell the history of the area. Designed by Samuel Vosper and Raiford Stripling, the memorial was financed by a state allocation of $50,000 and a federal allocation of $20,000. The WPA added $5,000 to build sidewalks, parking, roads, and the athletic field, and clubrooms under the stadium.

    The plaster work was done by Hannibal Pianta with HugoVilla, sculptor.
    http://www.battersbyornamental.com/pianta6.htm

    Hannibal Pianta was was born in Boccioletto, Italy in 1875. He immigrated to the United States around 1905, and set up shop at 509 Leal St., in San Antonio, Texas, with his father John, who already had an established business producing, primarily, ornamental capitals. John was the chief plasterer during the construction of the Texas State Capitol Building, as well as the Georgia State Capitol.
    http://www.battersbyornamental.com/pianta.htm

    Next trip I will check out the stadium, and try to get inside the auditorium; a huge carnival was in progress when I took these photos. The facility is still enjoyed and maintained by all.

    This is the site of the Goliad County Fair.
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium
    From "Monuments Commemorating the Centenary of Texas Independence", State of Texas, 1938
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium Entrance
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium Entrance
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium Exterior
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium Plaque
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium plaque
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium Plaque
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium plaque
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium Plaque
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium plaque
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium Plaque
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium plaque
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium old photo
    Goliad Memorial Auditorium and Stadium
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium - carnival
    A carnival in progress
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Goliad Tx Centennial Community Center Memorial Auditorium Plaque
    Memorial Auditorium Goliad State Park plaque
    Photo courtesy Sarah Reveley
    Sarah Reveley

    Author's Note:
    As you continue along the Centennial trail, it is pretty obvious that my best descriptions are the ones of the museums I have seen myself. So, if you have been to any of these, please tell us about it! Please email Sarah Reveley. - Sarah Reveley
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