Council Subcommittee Votes to Give Avalon Theater Landmark Status

posted by Menutia on March 1, 2004 at 6:27 am

MILWAUKEE, WI — Prospects for saving Milwaukee’s last surviving atmospheric theatre, the Avalon Theater, brightened on Wednesday when a Milwaukee City Council sub-committee voted to recommend landmark status for the theater, according to this report in the Milwaukee Journal.

If the full council adopts the recommendation, the Avalon’s current owner, Craig Ellsworth, would be unable to make any renovations to the theater’s exterior without the approval of the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, nor would he be able to demolish the structure without prior approval.

That said, should landmark status be granted, Ellsworth would still be able to proceed with his plans to convert the Avalon’s interior into office space.

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JimRankin
JimRankin on March 1, 2004 at 7:42 am

I didn’t send in this story because it is not the end of the story; the common council must still vote on this recommendation. No date for that has been given. Jim Rankin

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