Title/Object Name: The Forum
Creator: Unknown photographer
Date Original: Circa 1928
Physical Details: 4 x 3 inches
Description: Looking southeast at the Forum on Water Street between William and English. The entire building developed in stages over the years. The first section, on the south end officially opened in 1911. The Exposition Hall and Arcadia Theater on the north end were completed by 1918. At the time it was built, other proposed names for the facility included Hippodrome, Wigwam, and Wichitorium. The Forum hosted a range of public events from Pavlova and Paderewski to circuses and auto shows. It was demolished in 1965 to make way for the Century II Convention Center.
Keywords: Business and industry, arts and entertainment, public events, street scenes, transportation, automobiles, filling stations.
Subject: Wichita (Kan.) -- Pictorial works
Type: Photographic Contact Print
Date Digital: 2003