Circle Tower entrance

Circle Tower entrance
Pentax ME, 50mm f/1.4 SMC Pentax-M
Agfa APX 100 (expired 7/1998)

Circle Tower is my favorite building on Monument Circle in Indianapolis. This Art Deco beauty, completed in 1930, was designed by Indianapolis architectural firm Rubush & Hunter.

Last year a firm bought the building to convert the unoccupied offices to coworking space, complete with lightning-fast Internet and craft beer on tap.

I haven’t been inside this building in at least 25 years,  not since a restaurant called Del Frisco’s used to occupy one of the upper floors. It was a favorite place. On special occasions I’d drive all the way from Terre Haute, bringing friends along for a good meal.

Film Photography, Preservation

single frame: Circle Tower entrance



8 thoughts on “single frame: Circle Tower entrance

  1. Dan Cluley says:

    I was trying to figure out the odd distortion in the color picture when I realized that the building is curved. I suppose the name should have been a good clue.

    Just now looking on streetview, I think a person could spend a lot of time photographing things within a few blocks there. It is interesting that the capitol building is not really a focal point downtown.

    • Yes, curved — all the buildings on the Circle are curved along the Circle’s contour.

      The Circle really is the heart of Indy, and the Statehouse takes a second seat a few blocks away.

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