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Emil Blatz Temple of Music

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1938, Fitzhugh Scott. Washington Park, just north of the 4600 block of W. Washington Blvd.

This outdoor concert hall serves as a reminder of the role that live music has played in the cultural life of the city. A gift to Milwaukee by a scion of the Blatz family, this monolithic shell-like backdrop projects sound downward and forward toward concertgoers seated in the open-air theater. The white poured-concrete shell expresses the streamlined Moderne style popular in the 1930s. For many years crowds of more than 10,000 attended concerts here. One of the best-known concert series, “Music under the Stars,” regularly attracted nationally and internationally known musicians.

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Marsha Weisiger et al.
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Marsha Weisiger et al., "Emil Blatz Temple of Music", [Milwaukee, Wisconsin], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WI-01-MI109.

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Buildings of Wisconsin

Buildings of Wisconsin, Marsha Weisiger and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017, 122-122.

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