Hall of State FAQs
When was the Hall of State built?
The Hall of State was built in 1936.
Why was it built?
It was built as part of the Texas Centennial Exposition.
Who designed the building?
Donald Bartheleme designed the building.
What did it cost to build?
The Hall of State cost $1.25 million to construct
Who owns/manages the building?
The Hall of State is owned by the City of Dallas. The Dallas Historical Society manages it.
What are the motifs on the front doors?
The figures are symbols of industry and agriculture of the state.
Who are the men in the Hall of Heros?
The statues are of men who shaped the Republic of Texas.
Where does the marble in the Hall of Heroes come from?
The marble in the Hall of Heroes comes from a variety of sources in the United States and Europe.
Who painted the murals in the Great Hall?
Eugene Savage of New York painted the murals to represent Texas history from early exploration to 1936.
How big are the Great Hall murals?
The Great Hall murals are 30 feet tall by 80 feet long.
When is the G. B. Dealey Library (West Texas Room) open?
The library is closed during the fair, but it is open by appointment for those interested in researching some aspect of Texas or Dallas history. Library hours are Wednesday through Friday from 1 p.m.-5p.m. Due to limited staff, the library is open during these hours by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact Susan, phone 214-421-4500, ext. 111.
Can I rent the Hall of State for special events?
Yes, please phone or email Betty Brownlee at 214-421-4500 ext. 121 to ask about rentals, or for more information, visit the Hall of State Web site.