New PDF release: Madame Walker Theatre Center: An Indianapolis Treasure

By A'Lelia Bundles

As they watched building of the block-long flatiron construction brick by means of brick all through 1927, African American citizens of Indianapolis may perhaps scarcely include their satisfaction. This new headquarters of the Madam C.J. Walker production corporation, with its terra-cotta trimmed facade, used to be to be greater than company places of work and a manufacturing facility for what then was once one in all America�s such a lot profitable black companies. in truth, it was once designed as �a urban inside a city,� with an African paintings Deco theater, ballroom, eating place, drugstore, good looks salon, good looks tuition, and scientific places of work. Generations of African American households met for Sunday dinner on the espresso Pot, loved first-run videos and reside performances within the Walker Theatre, and hosted dances within the on line casino. this present day, this nationwide ancient Landmark is an arts heart anchoring the Indiana road Cultural District.

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