Czech Hall

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Czech Hall
Czech Hall - Bohemian Hall, Yukon, OK.jpg
Czech Hall is located in Oklahoma
Czech Hall
Czech Hall is located in the US
Czech Hall
Nearest city Yukon, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°28′7″N 97°44′33″W / 35.46861°N 97.74250°W / 35.46861; -97.74250Coordinates: 35°28′7″N 97°44′33″W / 35.46861°N 97.74250°W / 35.46861; -97.74250
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1925
Architect Morava, George
NRHP reference # 80003258[1][2]
Added to NRHP November 25, 1980

Yukon, Oklahoma's original Czech Hall was built in 1899 by early Czech settlers who were members of Sokol Karel Havliček Lodge and Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge Jan Žižka No. 67. That building was replaced by the current structure in 1925.

The Hall, also known as Bohemian Hall, was the focal point of Czech social and musical functions in Oklahoma. It was, and is, the site of traditional weddings, reunions, and family gatherings. Until 1940, it was also a performance site for Czech plays.

It is best known for the Czech dances which have taken place every Saturday night since 1925. The Yukon Czech Festival is centered on the Hall on the first Saturday of each October.

The building is a national and state historic site, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

It is located at 205 N. Czech Hall Road, at the intersection of N. Czech Hall Rd. and Silver Maple Drive in Yukon.

A stone monument with "Yukon Czech Hall: Bohemian Hall" and a description of the hall inscribed on it
The monument outside of Czech Hall

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office". 

Most of the information for this article was obtained from HMdb.org.

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