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Demolition of the English Hotel and Theater

By W. H. Bass Photo Company


Times change, and the theater was demolished in 1948 to make way for a new J.C. Penney store. Many longtime Indianapolis residents likened the demolition to losing a friend. The last performance in the theater was 1 May, 1948, with the production of Blossom Time. At the time of its destruction it was the longest lived auditorium in Indianapolis having lasted sixty-eight years.Appears in Destination Indiana

Topics: Hotels; Theaters; Business districts; Monument Circle (Indianapolis, Ind.); English Hotel (Indianapolis, Ind.); English Theatre (Indianapolis, Ind.); English's Opera House (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1940
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