Indianapolis, IN: Walker Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: Indiana
City: Indianapolis
Location: 617 Indiana Avenue

Built 1927 by Rubush & Hunter. Opened 26 Dec 1927. Named after the first female self-made millionaire in the United States, Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919), who initiated and funded the theatre after being charged a higher price at another theatre because of her race. 1500 seats. Operated as part of the "Madam Walker Legacy Center".

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Indianapolis, IN: Walker Theatre Front Text: "Indianapolis", sign: "Walker Theaatr[e]"
Reverse Text: "Indiana Avenue. African Americans, by the 1890s, had established a vibrant social, commercial, and economic community along Indiana Avenue. Black entertainers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and working people developed the Avenue into a thriving, widely-known neighborhood of theaters, jazz clubs, stores, offices, and residences."
Publisher: Indiana Scenic Images, Indianapolis; L-13170-E
Size: Modern
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