Downtown Indianapolis Monuments And Memorials Architecture Tour

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This is a self-guided architectural walking or biking tour from Walk Indianapolis. It includes many of the key major civic buildings, monuments, and memorials downtown. Indianapolis devotes more acreage than any other U.S. city to honoring our nations fallen, and is second only to Washington, DC, in the number of war memorials. This tour takes you from Monument Circle north to explore these impressive structures that pay homage to those who fought for our freedom. You'll also see buildings like the Indiana State House, the Indiana Theater and Christ Church Cathedral. All of these with information given by one of the city's leading architects. A map and more information are available at http://www.walkindianapolis.com/

Episódios

  • Welcome to Indianapolis

    12/01/2011 Duração: 02min

    Indianapolis devotes more acreage than any other U.S. city to honoring our nation’s fallen, and is second only to Washington, DC, in the number of war memorials. This tour takes you from Monument Circle north to explore these impressive structures that pay homage to those who fought for our freedom.

  • Indianapolis Artsgarden

    12/01/2011 Duração: 02min

    It’s tough to miss the Indianapolis Artsgarden. This seven story tall glass dome sits suspended over the intersection of Illinois and Washington Streets, with traffic passing under it.

  • Indiana Theater

    12/01/2011 Duração: 02min

    By the 1920’s, Indianapolis, like other American cities, was swept up in the magic of the motion picture. The Indiana Theater, built in 1927, was designed and built to outshine all other venues.

  • Indiana State House

    12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    The Indiana Statehouse was built in 1888 and is the fourth building to house Indiana state government.

  • Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    12/01/2011 Duração: 02min

    The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is the physical and spiritual heart of Indianapolis. But in a city where so much was planned, this was not what was supposed to go on the site at all.

  • Hilbert Circle Theater

    12/01/2011 Duração: 49s

    The Circle Theater opened in 1916 as the city's first “movie palace” - and one of the first such buildings in the Midwest. Today it is the second oldest building on Monument Circle after Christ Church Cathedral, and is home to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

  • Christ Church Cathedral

    12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest building still standing on Monument Circle, dating to 1857, and one of the oldest in the whole city.

  • Birch Bayh Courthouse

    12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    Covering the entire block bounded by Ohio, Meridian, New York, and Pennsylvania Streets, the United States Court House and Post Office Building was the first and largest local example of the monumental Beaux-Arts style.

  • University Park

    12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    The State of Indiana, in the 1827 legislative session, designated this land as property for a state university.

  • Indiana World War Memorial

    12/01/2011 Duração: 02min

    The memorial honors the Indiana men killed in World War I. The Military Museum inside also lists all of the Hoosiers killed or missing in action through the Vietnam War.

  • Minton-Capehart Federal Building

    12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    It's hard to miss the Minton-Capehart Federal Building. Its very modern design style strongly contrasts with that of the classical formalism of the war memorial mall across the street. This 1975 office building was designed by the local firm of Woollen and Associates in a style known as Brutalism.

  • Veterans Memorial Plaza

    12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    Centrally located in the seven block war memorial district listed as a National Historic Landmark, the Veteran's Memorial Plaza honors all Indiana veterans.

  • Vietnam and Korean War Memorial

    12/01/2011 Duração: 46s

    A feature of the American Legion Mall, the half-cylinder Korean and Vietnam memorials were dedicated in 1996.

  • World War II Memorial

    12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    Designed with the intent to be similar to the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, this monument is on the east side of the American Legion Mall. It is just shy of 20’ wide, much larger than the other two, reflecting the size and scale of World War II

  • Scottish Rite Cathedral

    12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    Scottish Rite is one of the variants of Freemasonry. It was very popular during the 1920's, as this building attests. Completed in 1929 at a cost of $2.5 million, it is the largest Scottish Rite Cathedral in the world.

  • 12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    The American Legion headquarters was built with Indiana limestone and was a gift to the American Legion from the people of Indiana

  • 12/01/2011 Duração: 01min

    The north end of the war memorial mall is book ended by the Central Library. The library was built in 1917 to plans by Paul Cret, a Philadelphia architect, who designed it in a neoclassical style. The land for the library was donated to the city by the poet James Whitcomb Riley.