Ellis Auditorium

North Main Street between Poplar Street and Auction Street,
Memphis, TN 38101

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vastor on February 7, 2012 at 8:48 am

The 60s modern front shown in the color photo was also multi-purpose. The entrances, with escalators, were re-aligned to the corners of each hall (with marquees) and had a multi purpose large room between. It also made the building look modern from the street as was the case in several other downtown buildings. Existing photos of the WPA mural in the South Hall foyer (covered in this renovation) showed it to be of dubious artistic merit especially after a section of it was uncovered for fresh eyes to see it. It was covered again before the building was demolished.