- Year 1910.
- 2,000 seats.
South Main Street.
Constructed in 1879, Infantry Hall would serve for the next 63 years as a major Providence venue on South Main Street for concerts, recitals, political rallies (Teddy Roosevelt too), basketball, boxing matches, food fairs and dances. Toscanini, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Monteux conducted orchestras here and Nellie Melba sang here. In November 1902 Italian opera composer Pietro Mascagni conducted his Cavalleria Rusticana and Zanetto here. The building was destroyed by fire in 1942.
Infantry Hall interior.
Infantry Hall Gustav Mahler advertisement.