United States Navy Band ad that appeared in the Oct. 24, 1926, Vincennes Commercial

A United States Navy Band ad that appeared in the Oct. 24, 1926, Vincennes Commercial is shown.

United States Navy Band ad that appeared in the Oct. 24, 1926, Vincennes Commercial

In the spring of 1926, construction of the Vincennes Coliseum (named Adams Coliseum in 1961) began on the corner of Seventh and Buntin streets. Although the building wasn’t officially dedicated until Nov. 12, before the opening game of the high school basketball season, a very special musical entertainment took place there in October.

That month, the United States Navy Band performed two concerts at the Coliseum, making it the first public event held there.

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