Building History Detail
Princess Theater

First opened as the Grand Theater in 1904 which showed 10-cent vaudeville shows. Subsequently it was re-opened on December 16, 1909 as the Princess Theater after a complete reconstruction which gutted the previous building. In August 8th of 1925 another remodeling was completed to add a new glazed terra cotta facade and which modernized the interior for films. In the late 1950s the theater shifted its emphasis to cater to adult films.

Architect: Lotter, Henry G

Year Built: 1903, Year Demolished: 1984

Address History:
186-188 3rd St (1903 - 1929)
738 N 3rd St (1930 - 1984)

Milwaukee Journal, August 3, 1925
Milwaukee Sentinel, December 23, 1982
WHS Architecture Inventory Image

Wisconsin Historical Society AHI#: 108658

Record Update: 2011-03-03