|CITY||Grand Island, NE|
In 1870 German settlers met to organize a German singing society or “Liederkranz” to provide musical and social entertainment and to cultivate the members’ musical talents. The brick building, constructed in 1911-12, was designed by architect Oscar Kirche, a Liederkranz member, and reflects influences of the Neo-Classical Revival style. The hall, located at 401 West First Street in Grand Island has long been a community meeting place, an auditorium for civic activities, and a polling pllace. This organization is the only known Liederkranz in Nebraska.