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Historic photos from the collection of the Calumet Regional Archives.
Contemporary photos by Kevin Brown of The George W. Maher Society.

Marquette Park Pavilion
1 N Grand Blvd, Gary, IN 46403
Built in 1924

From Marquette Park’s website…

The Marquette Park Pavilion, originally named the Recreation Pavilion, was designed by the office of the regionally famous architect, George W. Maher in an eclectic mix of the Prairie School and Italian Renaissance Revival styles. Throughout its lifetime the Marquette Park Pavilion has been a popular site for all types of celebrations, including weddings, civic events, and social gatherings.

The Marquette Park Pavilion has gone through numerous renovations over the years. In the early 1980s, windows were replaced and interior rooms were reconfigured. In the mid-1990s repairs were made to the building’s roof, exterior facades, and exterior lighting. Recent renovations, part of the scope of improvements completed under the 2010 Marquette Park Lakefront East Master Plan, upgraded the entire facility, providing modernized event spaces, an updated kitchen, and bar facilities. The building is now 100% accessible and still retains its eligibility for listing on the National Historic Register.