Recital Hall

Recital Hall
1681 Avenue J
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Timeline

1964 Constructed as Faith Lutheran Chapel
Unknown Used as Lutheran Student Center
1984 Purchased by SHSU for use as Recital Hall
Dec. 22, 2010 Demolished

Namesake

None

Architect

Unknown

Contractor(s)

Unknown

Recital Hall

An aerial photograph from the 1950s, before the church was built.


Recital Hall

The 6,511 square-foot Recital Hall toward the end of its usefulness. I always liked the kitschy palm tree out front.


Recital Hall

Yes, the rarely seen rear entrance, somewhat limited since the construction of the parking garage.


Recital Hall

The southern entrance to the building, flanked by two stained-glass windows.


Recital Hall

A close-up of the stained-glass along the entrance to the southern wing.


Recital Hall

A view of the refurbished site from Seventeenth Street.


Recital Hall

An overhead view of where the Recital Hall once stood.


The Recital Hall was located at the junction of 17th Street and Avenue J.

The original owners of the property was Faith Lutheran Church, who built the first structure on this property. It was initially just a residence remodeled by members of its congregation. A second building was dedicated in 1964 and would be used as the Lutheran Student Center.

In 1984 the university purchased it for use as the Department of Music's Recital Hall, replacing the recital area lost in the Old Main fire. Long-used as both a performance stage as well as a classroom (including Dr. Harley Rex's History of Jazz, Pop, and Rock & Roll course), once the Performing Arts Center was opened this building was demolished over the 2010 Christmas holiday.


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