Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The interior of the Main Auditorium sometime around the 1920s or 1930s. Note the windows on the sides. These were removed in 1993. The Main Auditorium originally had more than 2500 opera chairs, and was conceived as holding roughly 3000 persons. These seats were removed in 1989 in order to use the Auditorium as a lecture hall.
The organ console, in the lower left corner of the photograph, is believed to be the original 1924 console. The organ received a new console in 1949.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The interior of the Main Auditorium, as seen from the balcony. The middle of the photograph shows the stage. Just below the stage is the Möller console. Although the console is from 1949, the majority of the instrument can be traced back to 1924. The Möller's pipes are located behind the grills on either side of the stage.
The organ in the right of the photograph is the 1985 Bedient French Classical. This organ was installed in 2003.
This photograph is a panoramic shot composed of eight or more photographs.
There is a wealth of history surrounding the building, though much of it has never been written. The official UNT history book features no more than four sentences about the Main Auditorium. It is an oversight that this blog wishes to correct.
This work is in progress. Please stay tuned for more information.