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Pabst Theater

 
 
Pabst Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 18, 2010
1. Pabst Theater Marker
Inscription. 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 on 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.
 
Erected 1992 by Wisconsin State Historical Society. (Marker Number 309.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.461′ N, 87° 54.619′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of Wells Street and N. Water Street, on the left when traveling east on Wells Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 East Wells St, Milwaukee WI 53202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark (within shouting distance
Pabst Theater Markers image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 13, 2011
2. Pabst Theater Markers
of this marker); Oneida Street Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nearly a Century of Planning (about 400 feet away); Architectural Gems on the Riverfront (about 400 feet away); Milwaukee News Bldg. & Milwaukee Abstract Assn. Bldg. (about 600 feet away); Milwaukee's Bridge War (about 700 feet away); Milwaukee's Miraculous Mallard (about 700 feet away); Wisconsin Soldiers’ Home (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .  Official Website. (Submitted on September 19, 2013, by Trevor Morris of Fond du lac, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Pabst Theater looking northwest from Wells Street image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 18, 2010
3. Pabst Theater looking northwest from Wells Street
Pabst Theater Entry image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 13, 2011
4. Pabst Theater Entry
The Pabst Theater image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 13, 2011
5. The Pabst Theater
Pabst Theater image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 13, 2011
6. Pabst Theater
Landmark of the City of Milwaukee image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 18, 2010
7. Landmark of the City of Milwaukee
Pabst Theatre, erected in 1895 and designated in 1967 as a Landmark of the City of Milwaukee by the Milwaukee Landmarks Commission in recognition of its architectural and historical signficance to the community.
National Register of Historic Places;<br>Historic American Buildings Survey image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 18, 2010
8. National Register of Historic Places;
Historic American Buildings Survey
The Pabst Theatre has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

The Pabst Theatre has been recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey of the United States Department of the Interior for its Archives at the Library of Congress.
National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, May 18, 2010
9. National Historic Landmark
Pabst Theater has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1991 — National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Pabst Theater image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, July 12, 2011
10. Pabst Theater
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   3. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.   7, 8, 9. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   10. submitted on July 14, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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