The round dance halls of Texas : history of a building type, 1897-1937

dc.contributor.advisorHolleran, Michael
dc.creatorMcDougal, Stephanie L.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-04T22:42:16Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-04T22:42:16Zen
dc.date.issued2008-05en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractTexas is home to many dance halls, but only 18 are known to have been built with a “round” (non-orthogonal) plan. Their common design was first conceived by the Austin County carpenter Joachim Hintz in 1897 for the twelve-sided Bellville Turnverein Pavilion. For the next 40 years, variations on the building type were disseminated and constructed exclusively in Central and South Texas farming communities settled by German and Czech immigrants. These structures were probably based on the octagonal barn plans promoted heavily in the agricultural press at the end of the nineteenth century, yet they look nothing like the round barns of New York and New England or the domed masonry dairy barns of the upper Midwest. This building type is unique to Texas. The majority of the state’s six-, eight-, and 12-sided dance halls were built in a line along State Highway 36 and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad. This thesis explores the architectural history and physical characteristics of these very special Texas dance halls.en
dc.description.departmentArchitectureen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/22540en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen
dc.subjectDance hallsen
dc.subjectTexasen
dc.subjectArchitectureen
dc.subjectJoachim Hintzen
dc.subjectBellville Turnverein Pavilionen
dc.subject.lcshDance halls--Texasen
dc.subject.lcshRound buildings--Texasen
dc.titleThe round dance halls of Texas : history of a building type, 1897-1937en
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentArchitecture, School ofen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoric Preservationen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Historic Preservationen
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