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Senior Citizens Activity Center (La Grange Casino Hall)

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La Grange Casino Hall
1881. 255 N. Franklin St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The La Grange Casino Society, a German social club, constructed this building for a school with their hall and theater on the second floor. The Casino Society lasted only three years, however, and the two-story Italianate masonry building served as the high school until 1923 and, subsequently, such civic functions as the city hall and the volunteer fire department. A proposed rehabilitation (c. 2011, BBA Architects) will reconstruct the missing columned porch and pediment on the north facade facing the railroad tracks.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Senior Citizens Activity Center (La Grange Casino Hall)", [La Grange, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 87-87.

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