Confession: This is less about doors than most of my doors posts. I walked around the enitre building, but I never zoomed in on the doors. The doors are not spectacular, but the building is.
It was a gray December day. Not cold to me, but gray, and so not the best day for photo snaps. I must take my opportunities for doorscursions as they come.
Let’s get those pesky doors out of the way.
And the details.
Views of the building, highly reliant on both the placement of the sun and my ability to use image enhancement.
And this, my favorite side. Who doesn’t love some trompe l’oeil?
The Murat shares the same Moorish Revival style as the Fox Theater in Atlanta, as Norm featured here.
The Murat Theatre was opened on February 28, 1910. The building was designed by Indianapolis architect Oscar D. Bohlen of the firm D. A. Bohlen & Son. It is predominantly Moorish-Oriental in style, and originally had 1,950 seats. A major renovation undertaken in 1996 increased the seating capacity to 2,476. In its early years, the Murat Theatre was leased by the Shubert organization, and it later served as the venue for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. From the late 1940s until the early 1960s, it was the only house in Indianapolis capable of hosting the touring companies of major Broadway stage productions. The building is still owned by the Shriners, but the Murat Theatre is now operated under a long-term lease by Live Nation.
I’ve been there a few times, but the one I really remember is when The Mister and I saw Tori Amos sometime in the late 90s.
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