Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(American Legion McBride Post #143)
This building was erected by the Schulenburg Turnverein, a German gymnastic club. Built in 1886 on the corner of Summit Street and Upton Avenue (presently U.S. Hwy. 90), Turner Hall, constructed by Henry Bohlman, was the primary community center. Through the years the hall was the site for theatrical performances, musical concerts, social events, and seasonal celebrations. The local American Legion post obtained the hall in 1936 and moved it to Wolters Park in 1937. Turner Hall continues to serve the Schulenburg community as it has for more than a century.
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5571.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports.
Location. 29° 40.485′ N, 96° 54.708′ W. Marker is in Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Bohlman Avenue and Black Street, on the left when traveling south on Bohlman Avenue. The marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. James Missionary Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Schulenburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Anderson Place (approx. half a mile away); Schulenburg City Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carl T. Morene: A Shorthorn Forever (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bermuda Valley Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lyons Family Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
Also see . . . Turners. Turners (German: Turner) are members of German-American gymnastic clubs called Turnverein. They promoted German culture, physical culture, liberal politics, and supported the Union war effort during the American Civil War. Turners, especially Francis Lieber, 1798–1872, were the leading sponsors of gymnastics as an American sport and the field of academic study. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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