National Register of Historic Places in Monterey County
Built during the Great Depression, the King City Joint Union High School Auditorium was designed by architect Robert Stanton and funded by the Works Projects Administration.
Stanton, an eclectic architect influenced by Bernard Maybeck and Frank Lloyd Wright, also designed the 1937 Monterey County Courthouse in Salinas. Both buildings display the Works Projects Administration Moderne style, a Roman-Renaissance mode cleaned up with added elements of both zig-zag and Streamline Moderne.
The building remains unaltered and in excellent condition.
Source: Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1991.