Sunday, April 13, 2014

UCDA Design Summit in Indy, Pt. 4



Besides the regular UCDA Design Summit sessions, a tour of the historic Indianapolis downtown was offered by Indiana Landmarks. Starting off inside the Circle Centre Mall/Indianapolis Arts Garden, our group was able to avoid the rain that was falling that morning.



Across the way is the Indiana Repertory Theatre. I really love the facade of this Spanish Baroque building, which was built as a movie palace and ballroom in 1927.



A detail of the clock:



And the ornate carvings of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella I:



A view of a very wet and cloudy Washington Street:



Our destination was the Romanesque Revival style Majestic Building, Indiana’s first entirely steel framed skyscraper building. The Indiana Gas Company constructed the building (designed by Oscar Bohlen of D.A. Bohlen & Son) in 1895–96 to serve as a new business headquarters.



As you already know, at Daveland, it is all about the details:



It is really great to see these artistic features have survived the years:





I was able to avoid the feeling of vertigo while taking these two stairwell shots:



The only thing missing are Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak:



We were given a tour of one of the tenants, The Borshoff Agency:



Bill Lovejoy of Borshoff took us around their office.



Loved the Seeburg Jukebox:





Another shot of the office interior:



Here's an historic photo of the outside of the building:



Compared with a modern-day view:



Today's post finishes with four detailed shots of some of the hidden gems I found in downtown Indianapolis:









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