Freyburg Hall: Visited August 15, 2020

Freyburg hall, is found at 5701 Freyburg Hall Road in Freyburg. This was the last dance hall we visited during our distanced dance hall trip. It was dark when we arrived, and we were warned about rattlesnakes (!)

The town was named by homesick Germans and founded in the late 1860’s. The Methodist church seemed to be the center of all the activities and history in early days. It was also listed on a list of painted churches in the area. We had visited this church on an earlier trip.

The town had a store, blacksmith shop and post office in 1886. By the end of 1890’s, it also supported both a general and grocery store and saloon. The post office closed in 1907. The German benevolent Order of the Sons of Hermann built the dance hall in 1812. The population hovers around 45 and still has a store, a Lutheran and Methodist church.

We were not able to get inside the building. None of the cracks in the walls afforded us much of a view. I found quite a number of photos of the interior taken many years ago by Stephen Dean. They are posted here.

Erik McCowan, our tour guide from Dance Hall Road Trip, informed us this venue once hosted music from some of the great touring acts of the day. The building is now owned by the musical Petit family of Schulenburg.

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