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Hermann Sons Hall was gone

Hermann Sons Hall was gone
A flyer advertises a dance in the Hermann Sons Hall in Poth.

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Rainy Days and Starry Nights
June 17, 2015

Eight years ago I moved back to Wilson County after graduating from Poth High School in 1949. I live in Floresville now. My sister and I drove to Poth sightseeing. I wanted to see how my old school and our gym or hall looked after nearly 60 years. Hermann Sons Hall was our gym in those days. I stood there and looked at a little pile of old cement pieces that are all that is left of the place I had so much fun and have so many memories of during my teen years, and sadly shook my head. How could someone let that historic old building deteriorate so badly? Five years ago I went by there and it still looked good, on the outside that is. Every year it got worse and worse, and finally I guess they tore it down.  . . .

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Your Opinions and Comments

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
June 22, 2015 4:35pm
T-BONE, Thanks for the history lesson!

T-Bone Pickens  
June 22, 2015 3:56pm
The hall was sold along with the property around it to the Assembly of God Church in the Fall of 1995. I cannot remember but this might have coincided with the Catholic Church going away from the labor intensive Parish Picnic... More ›

Lois Wauson  
Floresville, TX  
June 22, 2015 10:41am
I would love to know more about the history after I left Wilson County in 1949. When did they stop having dances and events there? Did it belong to the Hermann Sons organization and they couldn't afford to keep up repairs. Did... More ›

George Moczygemba  
Bartlesville, OK  
June 22, 2015 9:54am
When did the Poth, Texas Hermann Sons Hall close for dances?

T-Bone Pickens  
June 17, 2015 5:53pm
I used to clean the hall the mornings after dances as a young kid in the mid - late 70s and 80s. Mr. Rotter would let me keep all the cash and coins that he or I would find and he kept all of the booze. Looking back, I got... More ›

Al & Elaine Kolodziej  
Floresville, TX  
June 17, 2015 4:25pm
It was in better shape in 1966 when Moe Bandy and Mavericks played at our wedding dance. Lots of memories, indeed.

Ken Semlinger  
Poth, TX  
June 17, 2015 4:11pm
Man I really love these history lessons. Yes, too bad about the old hall. It was a memory magnet.

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