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LISNER_180430_01.JPG: This plaque is erected to honor the officers and members of the Ohio section of the George Washington Memorial Association
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Wikipedia Description: Lisner Auditorium
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Lisner Auditorium is an auditorium located on the campus of The George Washington University, at 730 21st Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.. It is named for Abram Lisner, a trustee of the University who donated the money for its construction.
Constructed in 1943, it served as the focus of theatrical life in Washington prior to the opening of the Kennedy Center. Today, it is still used for performances, and is the home of several companies including Washington Concert Opera.
The auditorium seats 1,490 people.
The auditorium was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
Outside of the Auditorium is the River Horse sculpture. In 1996 George Washington University President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg presented this bronze statue of a hippopotamus as a gift to the University's Class of 2000. The auditorium contains a mural by Augustus Vincent Track, and the Dimock gallery is located on the lower Lisner Lounge.
Construction of Lisner Auditorium was initially funded by Abram Lisner, a German-born owner of Washington's Palais Royale department store. Additional funding for the construction project was provided by the George Washington Memorial Association and the Dimock Estate.
The building was designed by Faulkner and Kingsbury and built by Charles H. Tompkins Company. Work commenced on the Auditorium in 1941; it was completed in 1943.
On October 9, 1946 the theater declined entry to African-Americans, including the Dean of the Howard University Medical School. A leaflet and boycotting campaign ensued. The National Symphony Orchestra canceled performances. In 1947, the Board of Trustees changed policy to admit African-Americans to sponsored events, but did not completely desegregate until 1954.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
Civil War Trust conferences in Greenville, NC, Newport News, VA, and my farewell event with them in Chicago, IL (via sites in Louisville, KY, St. Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH),
three trips to New York City (including New York Comic-Con), and
my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).
Number of photos taken this year: about 535,000.