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Boxing at Woodland Auditorium, 1948

Posted on January 28, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Al view of the ring and crowd during the George Johnson, Willard Huddleston fight, Feb. 3, 1948 during the Herald-Leader Golden Gloves tournament at Woodland auditorium. The auditorium, showcasing everything from professional wrestling to piano performers on the classical music circuit, was built about the turn of the century. It was condemned for public use in 1952 and was torn down sometime in the 1970s. It stood near the corner of East High Street and Kentucky Avenue. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

George Johnson and Willard Huddleston fought on Feb. 3, 1948, during the Herald-Leader Golden Gloves tournament at Woodland Auditorium. The auditorium, showcasing events as varied as professional wrestling and classical piano performances, was built about the turn of the century. It was condemned for public use in 1952 and was torn down sometime in the 1970s. It stood near the corner of East High Street and Kentucky Avenue. Herald-Leader archive photo

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