Butterfly Theatre

212 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Milwaukee, WI 53201

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LouisRugani on April 27, 2011 at 6:24 pm

(November 29, 1950)
Albert Fink
RACINE – Albert Fink, 83, one of Wisconsin’s leading violinists, died at his home Tuesday after a heart attack.
Mr. Fink studied in Berlin under the world famous teacher and artist Josef Joachim from 1888 to 1894. He returned to America to become a member of the first violin section of the Chicago Symphony orchestra.
After touring with Walter Damrosch, Fink became head of the violin department in the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee. He taught at Marquette, Milwaukee-Downer and Milwaukee State Teachers college.
In 1918 he became concert master of the Butterfly Theater orchestra, then outstanding in the Middle West.
Funeral services will be held here Thursday afternoon.

rivest266 on October 10, 2010 at 3:52 pm

September 2nd 1911 grand opening ad is at View link
James, you can remove the question mark.

NuclearArt on October 23, 2007 at 10:11 am

From the Milwaukee Sentinel of May 1, 1911, the owner of the theater was A. Reis and the architect was H.G. Lotter.

kencmcintyre on June 7, 2006 at 5:46 pm

There is a photo of the Butterfly on this page:

JimRankin on April 13, 2004 at 10:04 am

Please let me know if you learn anything more about this theatre. Thank You. Jim Rankin =