Saturday, January 30, 2010

Monochrome Weekend: State Theater

State Theater
State Theater, South Bend, Indiana. Shot with a Holga 120N on bulb setting, secured to my pickup truck with a Gorillapod.

Built in 1921 as the Blackstone Theater, this classical revival theater has fallen on hard times. It stands on the same block in South Bend, Indiana where the Dillinger gang pulled their last bank robbery in 1934. Allegedly, the State Theater still bears the scars of bullets from the shootout between the bank robbers and the police. It was purchased in 2006 by a local Christian organization which intended to turn it into a cultural center. As of last summer, it was supposed to go on the auction block again, though I don't know what happened with that.

4 comments:

Anne said...

Great to see almost from the other side of the world :-)

Nice weekend from Anne in Norway.

awarewriter said...

You are having fun with your Holga. Nice image. Seems appropriate for an old theater.

Greyscale Territory said...

Amazing old facade! The pillar features look very Doric! Lovely atmosphere in mono!

Dragonstar said...

A fine old building, and a classic camera!

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