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Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 02.464 W 087° 54.607
16T E 425867 N 4765777
Quick Description: The Pabst Theater was built in 1895 and has been a venue for live performances since. It is located at 144 East Wells St in Milwaukee, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2007 11:32:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM23A3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 21

Long Description:
The historical marker outside reads:
"Designed by Otto Strack and built by Milwaukee brewing magnate Captain Frederick Pabst, the Pabst Theater was constructed on the site of an earlier opera house destroyed by fire in 1895. The Pabst was completed in just six months and opened November 9, 1895. One of the first all-electric theaters, the Pabst also included such innovations as air conditioning and fire proof construction. The Pabst was home to one of the finest German theater companies in the United States and epitomized German culture in Wisconsin while also featuring this nation's greatest artists on its stage."
Street address:
144 East Wells St
Milwaukee, WI USA

County / Borough / Parish: Milwaukee

Year listed: 1972

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering: Architect: Strack,Otto Style: Late Victorian, Other

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Recreation And Culture: Theater

Current function: Recreation And Culture: Theater

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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