AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Wednesday, Broken Spoke, a live music dance hall in south Austin, received a Texas historic marker at its dedication ceremony.
The ceremony was held at the Dance Hall at 3201 South Lamar Blvd. and began at 5:30 PM.
According to Broken Spoke, the event took 58 years to complete. The dance hall originally opened in 1964, according to Business. James White and Annetta White founded the company in November 1964.
Country music giants and icons like George Strait, Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks performed in South Austin’s dance halls.
Governor Greg Abbott and Mayor Kirk Watson attended the dedication ceremony on Wednesday.
the city of Austin has designated the dance hall a historic landmark under city codes in November 2022.
Historic buildings in the City of Austin are eligible for local property tax exemptions and must be reviewed by the Historic Buildings Board for exterior renovation or demolition plans.
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