Parks & Recreation
From the press release announcing the dedication of Saugerties' Municipal Building on Partition Street:
"Of brick construction, two and one half stories high and 87 by 100 feet, the new building is already the home of the Saugerties Fire and Police Departments, Water and Public Works departments, village clerk, and treasurer, Village Board, volunteer firemen's quarters. On the second floor is an auditorium with accommodations for 1,000 persons. Hard surface parking areas surround the building."
The auditorium with accommodations for 1,000 persons was renamed the Captain Roger H. C. Donlon Auditorium on December 28th, 1964. Captain Donlon, a Saugerties native son, was the first Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. For more information about Captain Donlon, click HERE.
Today, it is used for many sporting events, and can be reserved for use by contacting the Village Clerk. Rental is $25 per hour. For the rules of conduct for anyone using Donlon Auditorium click DONLON AUDITORIUM RULES.
You can click on the photos below to see a larger version. In the photo on the left, some of the participants on the stage have been identified. (If you see any mistakes, please let me know.) In the row at the bottom of the stage, facing the photographer, from left to right, are: Willet Overbaugh, David Hildebrandt, Shirley Beers, Arthur Simmons, Walter Freeze, Clyde Miller, Harry Simmons, William Smith, Donald Bowra and John Burns (face partially cropped). In the row on the stage, from left to right, are Father Harty, Henry Vork, Christy Huberts, Orville Snyder, John C. Sauer, Frank S. Tongue (face partially hidden by lecturn), L. S. Herzog (speaker), Joseph L. Keenan, William Doyle and Carl Mehlig. The final 5 gentlemen on the right were not identified.