Insurance for Historic Dance Halls

When historic dance halls are damaged by fire or floods, their owners frequently learn that the building is significantly under-insured. We get it! Our insurance agents rely on “comparable” properties in order to create appraisals of building replacement costs, and because dance halls are all so different, coming up with an accurate appraisal can be very difficult. In 2018, TDHP set out to fix that. Thanks to the generous contributions of donors during Giving Tuesday 2018, TDHP worked with Historic Appraisals LLC to develop a set of “comps” — insurance appraisals for six types of representative Texas dance halls. Now hall owners can request a relatively low-cost virtual appraisal simply by submitting photographs and answering questions about the building’s construction. The resulting appraisal can be provided to any insurance agent.

To learn more or request a virtual appraisal, please contact Historic Appraisal Services.

Our friends at Historic Appraisal Services also provide those services to National Trust Insurance Services, an insurance broker that specializes in providing property insurance for historic buildings. If your hall has trouble finding an agent or obtaining insurance, NTIS may be able to help. For more information, contact National Trust Insurance Services, LLC at 866-269-0944.

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Your kind and generous help makes it possible for us to work directly with dance hall owners to provide technical assistance, workshops, grants for building repairs, and other resources. Please become a TDHP Member and make a donation today.