This handsome Neoclassical structure near the Tennessee State Capitol is the War Memorial Auditorium. It was conceived after World War I to honor the 3,400 Tennesseans who died during the conflict. The names of the fallen are etched on two walls of the structure. The design by architect Edward Dougherty was dedicated in 1925. The 1,661 seat performing arts center hosted the Grand Old Opry from 1939 until 1943. Also inside the War Memorial is the Military Museum. This branch of the Tennessee State Museum features displays of major battles from the Spanish-American War through the War on Terror.