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Bellville Turnverein Gut Heil

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1897, Joachim Hintz, builder. City Park, FM 529 at SH36
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

This twelve-sided pavilion has a central interior support pole, the trademark of Hintz's three dance halls in Austin County (PF54) and Peters-Hacienda Schuetzen Verein of 1900 in Peters, also in Austin County. Six or more of these polygonal social and dance halls survive in Austin County, the largest collection of this type in the state. The hall was updated in 1937 with funding from the WPA paired with a Texas A&M student team that redesigned the park. It continues to be the primary site for community celebrations and activities.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.



  • 1897


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Bellville Turnverein Gut Heil", [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, 96-96.

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