Honeywell Center

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Honeywell Center
Honeywell Memorial Community Center.jpg
Side of the building
Address275 W. Market St.
Wabash, Indiana
United States
OwnerHoneywell Foundation
CapacityFord Theater: 1,500
Construction
Opened1952
Rebuilt1994
Website
www.honeywellcenter.org
Honeywell Memorial Community Center
Honeywell Center is located in Indiana
Honeywell Center
Honeywell Center is located in the United States
Honeywell Center
Coordinates40°47′45.46″N 85°49′30.3″W / 40.7959611°N 85.825083°W / 40.7959611; -85.825083Coordinates: 40°47′45.46″N 85°49′30.3″W / 40.7959611°N 85.825083°W / 40.7959611; -85.825083
Built1940
ArchitectStrauss, A. M.
NRHP reference #83000042 [1]
Added to NRHPJuly 15, 1983

The Honeywell Center in downtown Wabash, Indiana, United States, is located 47 miles (76 km) southwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It's a block-long arts complex featuring the Ford Theater, Clark Gallery, and Eugenia's Restaurant; the Ford Theater presents Broadway, rock, country, classical, and comedy performances.[1]

The Honeywell Center is operated by The Honeywell Foundation, Inc; the foundation was established in 1941 by Wabash native Mark C. Honeywell - a developer of the thermostat and automatic controls for heating systems.

Building of the 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) Center began in 1940 but was delayed until 1952 due to the shortage of labor and materials needed for World War II; the Center's gymnasium was informally opened November 19, 1947; however, the entire facility was completed in 1952 and included a roller rink and several meeting spaces.[2]

In 1994, a 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) addition expanded the Honeywell Center to include the 1,500-seat Ford Theater, Eugenia's Restaurant and an art gallery; the Center has 14 rooms, for parties between eight and 1,500 people.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-07-01. Note: This includes Donald F Knapp (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Honeywell Memorial Community Center" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-07-01. and Accompanying photographs

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