There’s a memorial auditorium in Gary, Indiana, that is full of memories for locals who are sad to see it go. This giant brick building is a staple to the community, but few know why it was built. Inscribed with ornate markings and symbols as well as inscriptions that read “GARY” and “ART,” this sacred spot is about to disappear for good. Scroll on to learn more.

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