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Convention Hall
Convention Hall
was a convention center in Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
that hosted the 1900 Democratic National Convention
1900 Democratic National Convention
and 1928 Republican National Convention. It was designed by Frederick E. Hill and built at the corner of 13th and Central and cost $225,000 and opened on February 22, 1899 with a performance by the John Philip Sousa
John Philip Sousa
band. It was destroyed in a fire on April 4, 1900, Kansas City was scheduled to host the Democratic National Convention
Democratic National Convention
over July 4. Hill redesigned a new hall that would be fireproof and it was built in 90 days in an effort that was called "Kansas City Spirit." Harry S. Truman was to serve as a page at the convention. The hall hosted the 1928 Republican Convention and was torn down in 1936 when it became a parking lot for the new Municipal Auditorium. The hall hosted various traveling events including a Sarah Bernhardt performance of Camille. Its most controversial use was hosting a series of Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
rallies in 1922–1924. External links[edit]

UMKC history of hall Truman Library history of the hall Menwhomadekansascity.com profile

Coordinates: 39°05′55″N 94°35′13″W / 39.098727°N 94.58697°W / 39.098727; -94.58697

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Venues of the Democratic National Convention

The Athenaeum and Warfield's Church (1832) Fourth Presbyterian Church (Baltimore) (1835) The Assembly Rooms (1840) Odd Fellows Hall (1844) Universalist Church (Baltimore) (1848) Maryland Institute (1852) Smith and Nixon's Hall (1856) South Carolina Institute Hall / Front Street Theater (1860) The Amphitheatre (Chicago) (1864) Tammany Hall
Tammany Hall
(1868) Ford's Grand Opera House (1872) Merchants Exchange Building (1876) Cincinnati Music Hall (1880) Interstate Exposition Building (1884) Exposition Building (1888) Wigwam (1892) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1896) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1900) St. Louis Coliseum
St. Louis Coliseum
(1904) Denver Auditorium Arena
Denver Auditorium Arena
(1908) Fifth Regiment Armory
Fifth Regiment Armory
(1912) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1916) San Francisco Civic Auditorium (1920) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(II) (1924) Sam Houston Hall (1928) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1932) Philadelphia Convention Hall/ Franklin Field
Franklin Field
(1936) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1940) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1944) Philadelphia Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1948) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1952) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1956) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
/ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (1960) Atlantic City Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1964) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1968) Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center
(1972) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1976) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1980) Moscone Center
Moscone Center
(1984) Omni Coliseum
Omni Coliseum
(1988) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(IV) (1992) United Center (1996) Staples Center
Staples Center
(2000) FleetCenter (2004) Pepsi Center
Pepsi Center
/ Invesco Field (2008) Time Warner Cable Arena (2012) Wells Fargo Center (2016)

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Venues of the Republican National Convention

Musical Fund Hall
Musical Fund Hall
(1856) Wigwam (1860) Front Street Theater (1864) Crosby's Opera House
Crosby's Opera House
(1868) Academy of Music (1872) Exposition Hall (Cincinnati)
Exposition Hall (Cincinnati)
(1876) Interstate Exposition Building (1880) Exposition Hall (Chicago) (1884) Auditorium (1888) Industrial Exposition Building
Industrial Exposition Building
(1892) St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall
St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall
(1896) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1900) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1904) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1908) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1912) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1916) Chicago Coliseum
Chicago Coliseum
(1920) Public Auditorium
Public Auditorium
(1924) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1928) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1932) Public Auditorium
Public Auditorium
(1936) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1940) Chicago Stadium
Chicago Stadium
(1944) Convention Hall
Convention Hall
(1948) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1952) Cow Palace
Cow Palace
(1956) International Amphitheatre
International Amphitheatre
(1960) Cow Palace
Cow Palace
(1964) Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center
(1968) Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach Convention Center
(1972) Kemper Arena
Kemper Arena
(1976) Joe Louis Arena
Joe Louis Arena
(1980) Dallas Convention Center
Dallas Convention Center
(1984) Louisiana Superdome (1988) Houston Astrodome
Astrodome
(1992) San Diego Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center
(1996) First Union Center (2000) Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
(2004) Xcel Energy Center
Xcel Energy Center
(2008) Tampa Bay Times Forum (2012) Quicken Loans Arena
Quicken Loans Arena
(2016)

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