Sengelmann Hall, a 115-year old saloon and dance hall in Schulenberg, has been closed up since the 1940s. Until last week, that is, when Houston entrepreneur Dana Roy Harper opened the doors to his million-dollar renovation on this sleepy main street halfway between Houston and San Antonio. The hall features an original downstairs bar, a biergarten and dining area, clam-shell-paved back porch and large upstairs dance hall. After a sold-out crowd on Friday, Saturday's turnout for Austin's Derailers (above) was a mix of curious local families, two-stepping old-timers, and a few big-city hipsters.
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