Austin's iconic Broken Spoke will receive historical designation from city
Update — In a meeting on November 3, Austin City Council voted in favor of the Broken Spoke's historical designation, which should be in place by April 2023.
Austin's iconic Broken Spoke could soon be a named a historical landmark by the City.
The Austin City Council will vote to make the designation official later this week.
The dance hall, located at 3201 S. Lamar Blvd., has been open since 1964 and many famous musicians have graced its stage, including George Strait, Willie Nelson and many others. Dolly Parton even shot a made-for-TV movie at the dancehall and the location has been featured on album covers.
The draft resolution states the venue meets the criteria necessary to be considered a historical landmark for maintaining the original integrity of a classic Texas dance hall, significant associations with historical events and association with people and groups of historic importance.
Designating the dance hall as a historical landmark would protect it from the explosive growth the city around it has seen, and the resolution noted that significance.
"As the area around The Broken Spoke has prospered, and significant development has occurred, it is imperative to secure this venue from a fate suffered by many venues in the City. Designating The Broken Spoke as a historic landmark will provide permanent protection to the structure and the operations of the venue," the draft resolution reads.
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