Indiana Theatre

134 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana

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Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 WEST WASHINGTON STREET ELEVATION

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

The Indiana Theatre is an outstanding example of the Spanish-style architecture in vogue in America during the 1920s. It is particularly noteworthy for its terra-cotta facade and its auditorium details, both in the Churrigueresque manner, and its top floor "atmospheric" ballroom designed to imitate a Spanish town plaza. Leading jazz dance bands played there frequently. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 1979
Reference number
79000035
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Spanish Baroque
Areas of significance
Art; Architecture; Performing Arts
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Restaurant; Theater; Specialty store; Sport facility
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1927

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2016: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • September 6, 2016: New photo from Michael Miller
  • June 22, 2012: New Street View added by wdzinc
  • May 11, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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