Details for Gruene's Hall (Atlas Number 5091002296)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5091002296


Marker Number 2296
Atlas Number 5091002296
Marker Title Gruene's Hall
Index Entry Gruene's Hall
Address 1281 Gruene Road
City Gruene
County Comal
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 586609
UTM Northing 3290131
Subject Codes saloons
Marker Year 1988
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels
Marker Size Medallion and plate
Marker Text Built in 1878 as a saloon and social hall for area cotton farmers, this is belived to one of the oldest dance halls in Texas . Christian Herry (1854-1917) built the hall under the direction of town developer Henry D. Gruene, for whom many of the farmers worked. The center of the community's social life for over a century, the large one-story structure features a "false front" entry with asymmetrical window and door arrangements. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -1988