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The tower and auditorium of the Will Rogers Memorial Center employ an Art Deco style.

The Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) is an 85-acre (0.34 km2) public entertainment, sports and livestock complex located in Fort Worth, Texas (USA). The complex is named for American humorist and writer Will Rogers. The WRMC is the home of the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. It is a popular location for the hosting of specialized livestock shows, including the annual World Exposition of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America, the annual World Championship Paint Horse Show, and 3 major events of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) each year. It is also the former home of the Fort Worth Texans ice hockey team. Events at the WRMC attract over 2 million visitors annually. The complex contains the following facilities:

  • Will Rogers Coliseum
  • Will Rogers Auditorium
  • Will Rogers Equestrian Center
  • Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall
  • James L. & Eunice West Arena
  • John Justin Arena
  • W. R. Watt Arena

The Memorial Center was built in 1936 and designed by architect Wyatt C. Hedrick, who employed the Moderne (Art Deco) style.

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Coordinates: 32°44′46″N 97°21′59″W / 32.74614°N 97.36631°W / 32.74614; -97.36631


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