Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

5-1993

Description

Interior photograph of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Indianapolis Union Station. The hotel is located in the train shed which was completed in 1915. Following World War II the station saw rapidly declining numbers in passanger service fell increasing to a state of disrepair through the 1970s. In 1982, Indianapolis Union Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places. To give the building new use, in 1984 Woollen, Molzan and Partners were hired to redesign the station as a festival marketplace. The Crowne Plaza hotel was added at this time in the train shed, including twenty six rooms in refurbished Pullman cars.

Notes

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/inddt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indianapolis_Union_Station

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Hotel

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Historic Buildings -- Indiana -- Indianapolis;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Indiana

City Name

Indianapolis

Keywords

architecture, American; downtown revitalization; historic buildings; preservation; Indianapolis Union Station; Indianapolis, Indiana;

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