From the August 17, 1911 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 5:
J. W. Rodman staked off the foundation for the cement pavillion Monday afternoon which is to decorate the four corners of the street.
A few days ago J. C. Spahr made the proposition that he would make the blocks, columns railing and all the cement work free for a 20 feet in diameter and 16 feet high pavilion to be placed in the center of the street if the town would buy the cement and the sand and pay for the erection of the building. A paper was at once circulated adn enough money was soon subscribed to ensure the erection of one of the handsomest and best little band stands or pavilions that adorns any town or city in the country.
The whole structure is to be of cement except the roof which will be either tile or slate.
The walls are to be constructed of rock-faced cement blocks at least four feet high to the top of the floor which is also to be cement. The roof will be supported by eight heavy cement columns and taking altogether the building will present a very attractive and beautiful appearance and will also be a place where the band can meet of evenings and give the citizens and patrons of the town music.