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Cat Spring Agriculture Society Pavilion

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Cat Spring Landwirth Schaftlide Verein
1902, Joachim Hintz, builder. 13035 Hall Rd., off FM 1094
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This twelve-sided dance hall is one of several polygonal social halls, three of them built by Hintz (PF58) in Austin County, and was documented for HABS. The agricultural society, Texas's oldest, was founded in 1856 for the practical exchange of information by local immigrant farmers to discover, by trial and error, which crops were best suited to the soil and climate. Social functions, including dances, barbeques, chili cook-offs, and antique shows are still held in the building.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.



  • 1902


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Cat Spring Agriculture Society Pavilion", [Bellville, 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, 93-93.

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