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Tin Hall's Treasures Go Up For Auction

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Chris Gray
Lot 260, donated by the Moffitt Oil Company in 1992
The contents of Cypress' historic Tin Hall, said to be the oldest dancehall/special-events venue in Harris County, were auctioned off last Friday afternoon; the developers who bought the land in October 2014 plan to turn it into a high-end subdivision. However, owner Mark Martinez, who bought Tin Hall itself at the same time, says he plans to move the building — one piece at a time — to a nearby location on Spring-Cypress Road, where he hopes it will have "higher visibility."