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Milwaukee, WI: A Look Inside the Lyric Theater (Closed in 1952)

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 4:07 PM


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Bobby Tanzilo from OnMilwaukee.com took a look inside the Lyric Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which was open from 1917-1952, and documented what he found an article published on the site earlier this year:

At 3804 W. Vliet St. is a former longtime carpet store that's been closed the past few years. But, originally, the building was home to The Lyric Theater, which operated from 1917 to 1952 and had 575 seats.

A few years ago, painting contractor Michael Madson bought the building and has been working to get his permits in order and to do whatever needs to be done – which isn't a lot, really – to make the building a home for his business.

The article contains some great photos of the theater, and he provides some interesting history about the theater, including its connection to Wisconsin entertainer Hildegarde.

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