“Stambaugh Auditorium” by Chloe Simmerman, Lowellville student. Youngstown is made up of a multitude of different individuals, all with their own thoughts and opinions on the city they live in. Instead of always having blogs written by the City of You’s creative team, we’re going to change the perspective a bit and allow Youngstown’s youth to shine. A group of high schoolers have been taking a summer course at Youngstown State University with the City of You’s own RJ Thompson. In this course, they’re learning how to blog, make graphics and be more active in the community. They were asked to write a blog about something within city limits that they think should be recognized  more by those who live in Youngstown. The responses that the City of You received were too good not to be shared – so here they are. They are edited a bit for clarity, but are being presented with the same style and nuance that the writer used when he or she wrote it originally. We’re excited to present a new perspective on Youngstown from some of its brightest young minds. Enjoy!


Stambaugh Auditorium was constructed in Youngstown in 1926 by Henry H. Stambaugh. According to stambaughauditorium.com, it includes a concert hall, ballroom, recital hall and formal garden, all which can be rented. Stambaugh is public and is a non-profit 2,553 seat auditorium.

The auditorium hosts weddings, business events, meetings and concerts. Stambaugh has become a popular venue in Youngstown and puts on shows from national and local groups alike. Specific details and ticket sales can be found on StambaughAuditorium.com.

Not only does Stambaugh have a website, but many forms of social media. The Auditorium has accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest as well. These pages are made up of the upcoming events and stories involving the Stambaugh Auditorium in some way. The website includes a home page, information on Stambaugh, directions to the Auditorium, events being held, and contact information.

There is also information on associated groups like Opera Western Reserve, the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band, the Stambaugh Pillars organization and the Stambaugh Chorus.

Stambaugh Auditorium, however old, is a historical building that contributed to the well-being of Youngstown in the past and continues to presently.