90th Birthday Celebration Held For War Memorial Auditorium

Posted at 5:14 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 23:32:24-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The War Memorial Auditorium celebrated a birthday as it turned 90 years old.

To celebrate, they unveiled a new historical marker for the building Monday.

The War Memorial Auditorium was first dedicated in 1925 to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Tennesseans in World War I, and Monday, people gathered for a reception for its 90th birthday.

“There have been a lot of noteworthy events here,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “I didn’t know Lady Gaga had been here. I’m trying to picture her suspended from the ceiling somehow here, but I think there have been four or five U.S. presidents here at least. I know I was here to hear at Ned McWherter’s funeral, to hear Bill Clinton give his eulogy where no matter if you’re Republican, Democrat, or nothing, you couldn’t help but laugh one minute and cry the next. This building has seen a lot of things.”

That marker has been set to make its home at the intersection of 7th Street and Union Avenue.