Architect influences Indianapolis cityscape
Pictured circa 1910, PC Rubush's home is one example of the architect's lasting influence on Indianapolis' cityscape during the early 1900s.
According to the Indiana Historical Society, Preston C. Rubush was born in Fairfield, Ind., in 1867 and made his way to Indianapolis in the 1890s after studying architecture at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Starting in 1905, his firm, Rubush and Hunter, began designing iconic contributions to the city's architectural heritage.
The firm's portfolio includes Indianapolis City Hall (which later became the Indiana State Museum and then the Interim Central Library), the Indiana School for the Deaf, the Murat Temple and the Stutz Building, and what are known today as Pepsi Coliseum, the Madame Walker Theatre Center and the Hilbert Circle Theatre.
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