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Madam Walker Theatre Center

An Indianapolis Treasure

Images of America

by A'Lelia Bundles

eBook

1 of 1 copy available

As they watched construction of the block-long flatiron building brick by brick throughout 1927, African American residents of Indianapolis could scarcely contain their pride. This new headquarters of the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, with its terra-cotta trimmed facade, was to be more than corporate offices and a factory for what then was one of America's most successful black businesses. In fact, it was designed as "a city within a city," with an African Art Deco theater, ballroom, restaurant, drugstore, beauty salon, beauty school, and medical offices. Generations of African American families met for Sunday dinner at the Coffee Pot, enjoyed first-run movies and live performances in the Walker Theatre, and hosted dances in the Casino. Today, this National Historic Landmark is an arts center anchoring the Indiana Avenue Cultural District.


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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 2, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781439644133
  • Release date: February 2, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781439644133
  • File size: 25238 KB
  • Release date: February 2, 2015

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781439644133
  • File size: 91413 KB
  • Release date: February 2, 2015

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History Nonfiction

Languages

English

As they watched construction of the block-long flatiron building brick by brick throughout 1927, African American residents of Indianapolis could scarcely contain their pride. This new headquarters of the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, with its terra-cotta trimmed facade, was to be more than corporate offices and a factory for what then was one of America's most successful black businesses. In fact, it was designed as "a city within a city," with an African Art Deco theater, ballroom, restaurant, drugstore, beauty salon, beauty school, and medical offices. Generations of African American families met for Sunday dinner at the Coffee Pot, enjoyed first-run movies and live performances in the Walker Theatre, and hosted dances in the Casino. Today, this National Historic Landmark is an arts center anchoring the Indiana Avenue Cultural District.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Arcadia Publishing Inc.

    Kindle Book
    Release date: February 2, 2015

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781439644133
    Release date: February 2, 2015

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781439644133
    File size: 25238 KB
    Release date: February 2, 2015

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781439644133
    File size: 91413 KB
    Release date: February 2, 2015

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English