#TBT. We are throwing back to 1936 today, and a postcard of Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The building was completed in 1932 as a memorial to the soldiers who died in World War I, and as a replacement for the City Auditorium, which had been destroyed by a fire. The new auditorium, constructed by contractor C.V. York, was funded by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) and was built in the Neo-Classical Revival style. It underwent a major renovation in 1990. The auditorium is now part of the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, which also includes the Fletcher Opera Theater, the Kennedy Theater, and Meymandi Concert Hall. Happy Thursday!