Madame Walker Theatre
The Walker Building on famed Indiana Avenue was a hub for African-American community in Indianapolis from the 1920s to the 1950s. Madame C.J. Walker, one of America’s first African-American, female millionaires, started the development of the building which was completed by her daughter after Madame Walker’s death in 1919. The building fell into a state of disrepair during the 1960s and ’70s, only to be saved from demolition by a group of committed to preserving the history of the structure.