From the Omaha World-Herald, dated April 8, 1912:
Lay The Cornerstone of Liederkranz Hall
Special Dispatch to the World-Herald
Grand Island, Neb., April 8 - A large number attended the corner stone laying at the new Liederkranz hall yesterday afternoon. The society was organized over 40 years ago and is the oldest social organization in the city. The new structure is of pressed brick and will have an auditorium seating 1,200 people and a stage accommodating 200 - the largest stage in the city, with complete hurricane deck for drop curtains and other theatrical paraphernalia.
The program yesterday consisted of music by the Third City band, a song, "This is the Day of the Lord," by the society’s mixed chorus of eighty voices; an address by President R. Goehring; an address by Mayor Ryan; song by the mixed chorus, and the laying of the stone, enclosing many historical data with reference to the county, city and the society, accompanied by music by the band.
The first president of the society, Mr. John Wallichs, is still a member and turned the first soil for the construction of the new hall. The organization has about 250 members.