Historic Markers, Plaques, and More!
Did you know that Texas dance halls can be recognized at the local, state, and national level for their historical and/or architectural significance? Some historic designations offer protection; some can make a hall eligible for grants or tax credits; but they all tell the world that “this dance hall is something special.”
Click on the links below to learn more about each of the following historic designations.
The National Register of Historic Places, aka “the National Register,” is managed by the National Park Service and the Texas Historical Commission. Properties that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places often display plaques like the one above, which you can purchase from a variety of vendors.
State historic markers are managed by the Texas Historical Commission. Historic markers are available for people, events, or organizations (subject markers) as well as for architecturally important buildings (Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks).
City and county governments have the authority to designate and regulate historic landmarks and historic districts. To learn if your hall is or can be designated by your local government, contact the Planning Department, which usually manages historic designations.
Texas Dance Hall Preservation plans to offer a plaque for dance halls that are at least 100 years old. For more information, contact us.
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