The Modjeska Theater, built in 1924, was named after a famous nineteenth century actress from Poland, reflecting a time when this Milwaukee shopping district served a mostly Polish population (today it is predominantly Hispanic/Latino). The link includes some historical photos of the exterior and interior and a rendering of a hoped-for restoration. The theater is still in use by the Modjeska Youth Theater Company.
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Photo taken in Historic Mitchell Street, Milwaukee, WI, USA
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