Forum: Places from our Past [STICKY]



Created on: 08/23/09 01:24 AM Views: 2025 Replies: 1
Van's Stampede Ballroom 1500 Richmond
Posted Saturday, August 22, 2009 08:24 PM

Built in 1930 as a Weingarten's grocery store, Richmond Hall housed a series of bars, including, in its last incarnation, Van’s Stampede Ballroom, a country-and-western dance hall. Knowing that it would likely be demolished if purchased by a developer, the Menil Foundation acquired the building in 1985.


Connie Redden69

Edited 08/22/09 08:27 PM
RE: Van's Stampede Ballroom 1500 Richmond
Posted Sunday, August 23, 2009 03:35 PM

Wow!!!!!!! "Another Blast from the Past".  Spent many Saturday nights there with my 1st husband.  Matter of fact, I still have one of those "Hurricance" glasses that I kind of took home with me one night, lol.  That is where we went for my 21st birthday...I could legally get in.