The legendary Hippodrome Theater, built in 1904, was revived into a mixed-use development for cultural, residential, and commercial functions. Baskervill’s design modernized the theater and added a mezzanine. A restaurant, private dining rooms, and smaller performance spaces were also created during the renovation. The complex also houses commercial space and 25 studio apartments fronting a cozy exterior courtyard. Located in Jackson Ward, a National Historic District once known as the Harlem of the South, the Hippodrome was once the center of African American entertainment in the early 1900s. Stars such as Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown, Ray Charles, and B.B. King graced the theater’s stage.