Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cleveland Public Auditorium - A Perfect Confection

Public Auditorium in Cleveland was opened in 1922. It's been built in the Neoclassical style and stands on the Cleveland Mall as part of the "grand plan" group of buildings in similar design. It has a long history of impressive performers and visitors, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, to name a couple. It underwent restoration in 2010 and will continue it's life next to and incorporated with the new convention center currently being built. 

The architectural details are intricate and at times difficult to fully absorb. Like a sugary, over decorated birthday cake it makes you stop wide-eyed and think, all for me? And then your teeth start to hurt just thinking about taking a bite. But we wouldn't want it any other way. We want the corner piece with a big fat rose. No one ever says "go easy on the frosting". Well, no one I know. This building serves up it's period confections perfectly. You'll want to run a finger through it. 

One of the coolest part of this space is it's amazing murals that circle the main auditorium. Too see some images you can go here: Cleveland Public Auditorium   


  1. I have always loved our Public Hall, maybe since my mother told me the story as a little girl of when she camped out overnight for Beatles tickets outside in the alley during their first US tour. They had to stop the concert because they were all standing on the tops of their seats to get a better look. How cool, I though then, how cool I think now!

    Thank you for capturing such a beautiful building.

  2. Auddie, what a fantastic story! Thanks so much for sharing. It really brings it to life for me. I appreciate your visit!