Communications Building

The fairgrounds has several buildings in the modernistic Art Deco style. Art Deco was popular just before and just after WWII--architects were simplifying buildings by “streamlining” their details. Glass block was a new building material and architect Dan Zimmerman used a great deal of it to make the Communications Building look as modern as possible. The hand-carved Indiana limestone medallions (roundels) show different events held at the fair.

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Communications Building

Communications Building

Source: Courtesy of Indiana DNR View File Details Page

Communications Building

Communications Building

Source: Courtesy of Indiana DNR View File Details Page

Street Address:

1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205 [map]

Official Website:

http://www.indianastatefair.com/fairgrounds/

Cite this Page:

Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, “Communications Building,” Discover Indiana, accessed August 18, 2018, http://indyhist.iupui.edu/items/show/282.

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