31 May 2014

Last Day Local: W.K. Kellogg Auditorium

W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, 50 W. Van Buren Street, Battle Creek, Michigan

W.K. Kellogg auditorium is one of many Battle Creek buildings that bears the Kellogg name.  W. K. Kellogg was Will Keith Kellogg, who along with his brother, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, are the Kellogg's of Battle Creek, Michigan.  W.K. Kellogg invented Corn Flakes and founded what is today, the Kellogg Company.

W. K. Kellogg was very philanthropic to his hometown.  The auditorium pictured above was built by a donation from W.K. Kellogg.  Today, W.K. Kellogg is home to the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra.

The Art Deco style auditorium underwent a major renovation in the mid 2000's.  Renovations were made to include new seating, upgrades to the heating and air conditioning systems and restrooms.  New sound and video systems, lighting, stage rigging and more were updated to make the auditorium what it is today.  

W.K. Kellogg had a thing for the number seven.  He was the seventh son of the seventh son and in his honor the seventh seat in the seventh row is forever reserved for Mr. Kellogg. 

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