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Alhambra Theater Building

Identification

Alhambra Theater Building
Uihlein Theater Building
269265

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel
brick
applied masonry
renaissance revival

Usages

commercial office mercantile theater/opera

Facts

  • When built in 1896, the Alhambra included 3000 seats in a proscenium theater designed for stage productions. The building included retail stores at ground level and offices above.
  • When constructed, the second floor of the building included a indoor bicycle track.
  • The penthouse, located at the southwest corner of the building, was designed as a photography studio with primarily glass window walls. This permitted the use of natural light to expose glass plate negative photographs.
  • Originally known as the Uihlein Theater, after the family who owned the Schlitz Brewery. The name was changed to the Alhambra within 2 years of opening because of the consistent inability of artists visiting the theater to correctly pronounce the name (sounds like E-line).
  • It was converted to a movie theater in 1911.
  • The western half of the Henry S. Reuss Federal Plaza now occupies this site.

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Location

324-340 West Wisconsin Avenue
700-724 North 4th Street
332 West Wisconsin Avenue
Kilbourn Town
Downtown
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
U.S.A.

Technical Data

114.75 ft
114.75 ft
94.25 ft
8
1896
1962
$500,000

Involved Companies

Charles Kirchoff

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