CYPRESS - The oldest reception hall in Texas is being auctioned off one item at a time. World Champion Auctioneer Wayne Wheat gives us the 4-1-1, “We’re selling Tin Hall. It was established in 1889. Four generations of Houston women have been married here.”
Tin Hall, in Cypress, has been hosting events for 127 years! Generations of fish fries, fundraisers, family gatherings and Boy Scout events have been held at the hall. So it’s more than just a building to many, it’s the heart of their community and where they grew up.
Kelly Martens says, “My parents have been married 52 years and they came out here dancing with all their friends, and I came out with all my friends 30 something years ago… memories, family, everything.”
“I learned to dance here,” adds Shynell Bushman.
John Roach can relate saying , “This is where I learned to dance standing on my mama’s shoes and going across this old wooden floor. I’ve grown up here all through high school and my whole life up until this point. So, lot of good memories."
Roach and others have come back to try to buy a reminder of those special times.
“I want the rodeo barrel,” says Kelly Martens whose father was a cowboy.
“I’m hoping to get a bar stool to remember this place by,” explains Bushman.
The bar stools were one of the first items auctioned off and Bushman was able to buy a couple of them.
If you want a piece of Tin Hall, it's not too late, the auction will resume on January 30.