Monday, November 13, 2017

Invitation Card to Russell Lecture - Indianapolis, 1913

1 comment:

Andrew Martin said...

Don't know if anyone's especially interested, but the Murat Theatre still exists in Indianapolis, as part of the Old National Centre complex.

Here are some details from their site:

Original Architect: William P. Jungclaus Company
Architectural Style: Based on the Middle Eastern & Egyptian-inspired designs of Murat Shriner Oscar D. Bohlen (The exterior has an interesting alternate-color brick banding, reminiscent of Annunciation Cathedral in Kharkiv, Ukraine (1901) and Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral in London (1903), both built in Neo-Byzantine style.)

The Old National Centre, formerly the Murat Centre and originally known as the Murat Temple, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Construction began in 1909 and completed February 28, 1910, making the Murat Theatre the oldest existing stage house in downtown Indianapolis. Upon its completion the Murat Temple was one of the nation's largest Masonic Shrines and the world's only Shrine temple with a French-originating name.

(And NO!!! Just because it was a Masonic Shrine, and Russell spoke there, does NOT mean that Russell was a mason!!! When will people get it?)