Sealy in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
There were about 19 singing society members in 1914, and they hosted many concerts, festivals and dances for the community. The Liedertafel Hall was a popular gathering place for special events for many years. Other organizations, lodges and churches used the grounds and hall for their own celebrations, as well.
In 1934 the Sealy Volunteer Fire Department began holding its annual “Firemen's Frolic” fundraiser at the hall. By 1944 the building was in need of repair and the singing society members were aging. Stockholders voted to sell the hall and land to the fire department, which raised funds to purchase and renovate the structure. It became known as the Firemen's Hall.
In June 1945 the new “Fireman's Park” opened with a celebration. The following
Erected 2000 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11967.)
Location. 29° 46.886′ N, 96° 10.161′ W. Marker is in Sealy, Texas, in Austin County. Marker is at the intersection of Lux Road and Peschel Lane, on the right when traveling south on Lux Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Lux Road, Sealy TX 77474, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Town Hall (approx. 4.6 miles away); Stephen F. Austin's Cabin (approx. 4.6 miles away); J.J. Josey General Store (approx. 4.6 miles away); Early Roads To San Felipe (approx. 4.7 miles away); John Bricker (approx. 4.7 miles away); Martin Allen (approx. 8½ miles away); Town of Eagle Lake (approx. 16.6 miles away); Rice Culture in Colorado County (approx. 16.6 miles away).
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