Inductee

This popular dance hall has served many functions throughout its history: cattle sale barn, roller skating rink, National Guard Armory, restaurant, gas station. If you lived in Northeast South Dakota, you may well have attended a dance (or more) at the Clark Playhouse Ballroom. From bands that played old-time music like Francis Hess, Leo Fortin, John Taylor, or Cliff Peterson to rock bands such as Myron Lee and the Caddies and the Talismen. In 1952, a public vote was taken as the city tried to buy the building. Residents were afraid that dances would be discontinued, and voted the purchase down. Dances continued until 1970.

Awards

2020Ballrooms/Dance Halls/Night Clubs