Otis Park Limestone Bandshell

1621 Tunnelton Rd, Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 275-5692

Designed by local architect Joseph Cezar in collaboration with WPA engineers, the Neoclassical-style two-story shell constructed entirely of limestone is believed to be the only one of its kind built by the WPA in the nation. Stoneworkers applied their skilled knowledge, cutting all the stone by hand on site and using a special pattern to place stones in six self-supporting arches, a feat of engineering that even limestone industry experts considered a stunning accomplishment. Grecian figures playing the lyre and Doric columns adorn the band shell, dedicated in 1939.