Front of Saengerrunde Halle

Front of Saengerrunde Halle

Historic Saengerrunde Parade arch ~1895

Historic Saengerrunde Parade arch ~1895

Historic Saengerrunde Parade arch ~1889

Historic Saengerrunde Parade arch ~1889

Historic Saengerrunde Parade float-1950's

Historic Saengerrunde Parade float-1950's

Saengerrunde meeting

Saengerrunde meeting

"The Germans sing"

Saengerrunde pictoral directory 1939-frame in oak by PM

Saengerrunde pictoral directory 1939-frame in oak by PM

Saengerrunde banner

Saengerrunde banner

Peter's directory photo-1939

Peter's directory photo-1939

Example Frame

Saengerrunde Halle

Year: 1879
Areas of Significance: Art
City: Austin

As early in 1852, German settlers in the Austin area had formed a singing group. On February 8, 1879, they officially organized as a singing society bearing the name "Saengerrunde". It is the oldest ethnic organization in Austin.

Scholz Garden, established in 1867 by a German immigrant named August Scholz, became a favorite meeting place for Saengerrunde members. The Scholz Garden property, owned by Lemp Brewery of St. Louis, included a hall and bowling alley. In 1904, the Saengerrunde Club signed a lease with Lemp Brewery for the use of the property. In 1908 the club purchased the property. The facility has continued to provide an atmosphere that allows our members to preserve and enjoy their German heritage.

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