The Ballroom is a two-story building originally containing five retail shops on the first floor and a ballroom on the second. It is built in the Art Deco style with an Aztec or Mayan Revival theme. The ballroom inside was built to hold 1,000 couples, and had a 5,600 square-foot maple dance floor, a stage/bandstand, and a promenade on three sides. The dance floor was built on springs which intentionally sank under the weight of the people who danced on it, giving the dancers a "bounce" as they moved. The backdrop of the stage features a scene representing Chichen Itza.
It was eventually completely shuttered, and although it played a bit part in Eminem's movie, 8 Mile, it remains closed. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.