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August 28, 2019

The History of the Sugar Land Auditorium

In 1918, business was booming for the Imperial Sugar Company and it was heavily investing in Sugar Land to improve the lives of its employees and their families. That’s the year they built the Sugar Land Auditorium to serve as a community gathering place for everything from graduations to silent movies. 

The Sugar Land auditorium was the focal point of ten other buildings arranged around the auditorium in a semi-circle that altogether composed the Sugar Land Independent School District. Today, the auditorium is all that remains of those original school buildings. 

Photos courtesy of http://wateringholdclubhouse.blogspot.com, a blog dedicated to those who are linked by memories of Sugar Land and its schools or have an avid interest in the history of Sugar Land.

In 1993, the Sugar Land auditorium was officially designated as a cultural landmark by the Texas Historic Society, and from 1999-2011 the auditorium was painstakingly and beautifully restored and upgraded so that the building could once again serve as a community hub for Sugar Land. 

We are so proud to call the Sugar Land Auditorium our home and we plan to keep it vibrant and active in the service of the Sugar Land community for generations to come. If you would like to visit this historic landmark and experience this piece of our Sugar Land cultural heritage, check out our events page and join us as we continue to use the Sugar Land auditorium as it was originally intended, to bring the community of Sugar Land together.