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The St. Louis Coliseum
St. Louis Coliseum
was an arena in St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
from 1908 to 1953 at the southwest corner of Washington Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue. The 1916 Democratic National Convention
1916 Democratic National Convention
was held in the building. History[edit] It was designed by Frederick C. Bonsack and cost $450,000. When the cornerstone was laid on August 22, 1908, it was claimed the building would be the largest public building in the United States.[1] It replaced the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall
St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall
as the city's main indoor arena. The building was leased for several years by Tex Rickard
Tex Rickard
and was the site of boxing matches. It was also a venue for the Veiled Prophet Parade. Kiel Auditorium
Kiel Auditorium
which opened in 1934 effectively replaced the Coliseum, and it was condemned as unsafe by the city in 1953. References[edit]

^ Lay Conerstone of St. Louis Coliseum
St. Louis Coliseum
- New York Times - August 23, 1908

Coordinates: 38°38′06″N 90°12′50″W / 38.634937°N 90.213847°W / 38.634937; -90.213847

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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 F

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