Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Seating 1011
Cahn Auditorium , built in 1940,  is the largest performance space on campus, with more than 1,000 seats and an orchestra pit. One of the country’s most famous college productions, the annual Waa-Mu Show (begun in 1929), is staged here, as are many other productions each year.

Designed by architect James Gamble Rogers as an aesthetic extension of his Women’s Quadrangle to the west, and as a complement to the Deering Library. The contractor was the Evanston firm of R. C. Wieboldt Construction Company.

The auditorium was named for civic leader Bertram Cahn, donor, trustee, alumnus (class of 1899), and chairman of the clothier B. Kuppenheimer and Company. He was also the chairman of the Chicago Crime Commission in 1937-1950.(1)

Bertram Cahn 1955

Jerry performed here on 3/12/76.


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