That’s why a Thanksgiving weekend visit to Iowa Falls, Iowa, had to include a stop at Estes Park. The bandshell there, formerly known as the Estes Park Band Shell, was dedicated in 1931 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by L.L Klippel, it cost $3,838 and replaced a pagoda built in 1898. The bandshell is still used today for community events.
|The bandshell in Iowa Falls is an example of Spanish Colonial Revival design.|
|Elias, Seb and Louisa “jam” on the bandshell stage.|
|Bill Riley, 1920-2006|
Do you have a favorite local bandstand or bandshell? If so, I'd love to hear about it.