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Hutchins Street Square
1913 - Lodi Union High School built. Graduated classes 1913 through 1977.
1923 - Auditorium built to seat 1,180 people.
1974 - School burned due to arson.
1979 - Site acquired from the school district for $475,000. Community leaders from the Old Lodi Union High Site Foundation board pledged to build a community center.
Period of Growth
1980 - First corporate donation - $50,000 from General Mills, Inc.
1982 - 3-acre park construction completed.
1984 - Erased total site purchase debt in December 1984, with fundraiser
The Last Night in the Girls' Gym.
1986 - Fine Arts Complex construction completed.
1989 - Senior Complex construction completed.
1990 - Senior Complex landscaping and irrigation completed.
1991 - Senior Patio construction completed.
1992 - Trellis replacement.
1993 - Design development of auditorium and site completed.
1994 - Kirst Hall patio construction completed.
1995 - Brick plaza dedicated.
1996 - $10 million loan for the Performing Arts and Conference Center secured from the City of Lodi.
1998 - Performing Arts and Conference Center dedicated.
2002 - Rotunda chandelier installed.
The facility plays host to a wide variety of:
Events & Performances
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