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Indiana Theatre, 134 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN



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Supplemental Material


Item Title


Location
134 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IN-101
Building/structure dates: 1926 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1958 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1961 subsequent work
Structure incorporated cinerama, & atmospheric ballroom.

Significance: 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.

Subjects
Motion Picture Theaters
Social & Civic Facilities
Dance Halls


Related Names
Rubush, Preston C.
Hunter, Edgar Otis
Jungclaus, William P.
Circle Theatre Company
Sangernebo, Alexander
Smithers Roofing & Sheet Metal Company


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 WEST WASHINGTON STREET ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 FRONTISPIECE
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 FRONTISPIECE ARCH DETAIL
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 UPPER FRONTISPIECE DETAIL
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 FRONTISPIECE, DETAIL OF TOP
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August, 1970 FACADE SUNDIAL
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 LOBBY, LOOKING EAST
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 KANGAROO BRACKET AT LOBBY ENTRANCE
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 NEWEL FIGURE, LOBBY STAIRS
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August, 1970 GRIFFIN, WEST MEZZANINE STAIRS
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 WEST MEZZANINE PASSAGE OVERLOOKING LOBBY
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 WEST MEZZANINE PASSAGE COLUMNS
14. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August, 1970 COSMETIC ROOM MIRRORS
15. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 AUDITORIUM WITH CINERAMA INSTALLATION
16. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 PROSCENIUM DETAIL
17. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 WEST ORGAN GRILLE
18. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August 1970 WEST ORGAN DETAIL
19. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer August, 1970 UPPER BALCONY CEILING BRACKET
20. Historic American Buildings Survey Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August, 1970 BALLROOM, LOOKING NORTH
21. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1926 Indianapolis Engraving Co. Photograph, Courtesy Wm. P. Jungclaus Co. CLEARING THE SITE, JULY 14, 1926
22. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1926 Indianapolis Engraving Co. Photograph, Courtesy Wm. P. Jungclaus Co. CONSTRUCTION ON DECEMBER 16, 1926
23. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Indianapolis Engraving Co. Photograph, Courtesy Wm. P. Jungclaus Co. CONSTRUCTION ON FEBRUARY 15, 1927
24. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Indianapolis Engraving Co. Photograph, Courtesy Wm. P. Jungclaus Co. CONSTRUCTION ON MARCH 16, 1927
25. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Voorhis Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. FRONT ELEVATION
26. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. LOBBY STAIRS
27. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. ROOKWOOD FOUNTAIN, LOBBY WEST WALL
28. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. SOUTH MEZZANINE LOUNGE, LOOKING EAST
29. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. ENTRANCE TO WOMEN'S LOUNGE
30. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. WOMEN'S LOUNGE LOOKING WEST
31. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. WOMEN'S LOUNGE, LOOKING EAST INTO COSMETIC ROOM
32. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. NORTHEAST CORNER OF COSMETIC ROOM
33. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. EAST MEZZANINE PASSAGE, LOOKING SOUTH
34. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. EAST END OF NORTH MEZZANINE LOUNGE
35. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. WEST MEZZANINE PASSAGE, LOOKING SOUTH
36. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. PROSCENIUM AND EAST ORGAN GRILLE
37. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. PROSCENIUM
38. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. EAST ORGAN GRILLE
39. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of 1927 Bretzman Photograph, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. ORGAN CONSOLE
40. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. WASHINGTON STREET ELEVATION
41. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. LONGITUDINAL SECTION
42. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. CROSS SECTION
43. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. EAST ONE HALF OF NORTH ELEVATION OF MAIN LOBBY
44. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. SCALE DETAILS OF MAIN LOBBY
45. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. SKETCH FOR LIGHTING FIXTURE MAIN LOBBY
46. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. ONE HALF ELEVATION OF STAGE & PROSCENIUM OP'NG
47. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. SECTION & ELEVATION OF PROSCENIUM ARCH
48. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. PLASTER VENT GRILLS IN MAIN CEILING OF AUDITORIUM
49. Historic American Buildings Survey Photocopy of Rubush and Hunter 1926 Office Drawing, Courtesy Tislow, Hunter & Associates, Inc. 'DETAIL DWGS. OF SIXTH FL. BALL ROOM PLASTER WORK'


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