Historic Hall Lost to Fire

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We are sad to share that one of the oldest dance halls in Texas, Turner Hall, burned down Sunday night. There had been a wedding there the previous night, and that ended up being the final event to be held there after the building was build over 100 years ago.

For more details, read the report on KVUE.com here.

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A photo of Turner Hall before the fire.

Posted on June 23rd, 2016


Texas Dance Hall Preservation Takes Antique Car Tour Through Fayette and Austin Counties

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Texas Dance Hall Preservation President Deb Fleming lead a group of antique car enthusiasts through the back roads of Fayette and Austin County over the past Friday and Saturday as a means to raise awareness and share her passion for the historic dance halls of Texas. The richness of these special places in Fayette and Austin Counties was obvious to the group who said ‘it was the best tour they had ever made with their clubs’. Flathead V8 Fords from the Dallas Early Ford V-8 Club and the Houston Early Ford V-8 Club were shown 13 halls, 2 painted churches and the Fayette County Courthouse over their two day visit to La Grange where they stayed for 3 nights as a base camp.

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Posted on June 7th, 2016


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