Jackson Theatre

1322 N. Jackson Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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The Jackson Theatre opened in 1915. The architectual firm was Van Ryn & DeGelleke. Seating was given at 500. The theatre was first owned by Jack Sellman and later Fox Theatres.

The Jackson Theatre closed in 1956 and was later demolished. There is an apartment building on the site of the former theatre. Any further information on the Jackson Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 20, 2011 at 10:51 am

The correct form the the architectural firm’s name is Van Ryn & DeGelleke. Henry J. Van Ryn and Gerrit DeGelleke specialized in institutional projects, especially schools, and the Jackson might have been their only foray into the design of commercial theaters.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

A Mighty WruliTizer Theater Pipe Organ, Opus 1637, 2/3, manual/ranks, keyboards/sets of pipes, was shipped to this theatre from the WurliTizer factory in North Tawawanda, New York on May 18, 1927. It had piano console, 219 pipes, an 88 note piano (with mandolin attachment), and a 18 note cathedral chimes.

Every showman regards the WurliTizer with admiration for its dependability and versatility.

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