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Turner Hall


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Turner Hall is a historic athletic club facility at 1034 North 4th Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Named using the German “Turnen”, meaning gymnastics or physical fitness, it is significant for its association with the American Turners, a German-American athletic, cultural, and political association.

The Milwaukee group was founded in 1853 under the title, “Socialist Turnverein”; its leaders included Socialist Congressman Victor Berger. The building is one of the largest and most distinctive surviving buildings associated with the Turner movement and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1996. It is now used as a performance and meeting venue. As of 2021, the events programmer has ties to DSA.