Diana Hall

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Diana Hall in 2010

Diana Hall is a commercial building, meeting hall and dance hall at 525-531 19th Street North in downtown Bessemer. It was constructed in 1926 by The Schilleci brothers who relocated their Superior Ice Cream company from 1804-1810 2nd Avenue.

The two-story building is constructed of Bessemer Gray bricks faced with multicolored patterned brick and stucco and a clay tile roof parapet with a deep overhang supported on brackets. The front facade is divided into unequal bays by piers which extend through the roof parapet.

A door on the far right opened into a stairway to the second floor. The upper floor was used as a meeting hall by various fraternal organizations and as a banquet and dance hall by school groups and civic organizations. In the mid-1940s it operated as Teen Town.

Diana Hall is a contributing structure to the Downtown Bessemer Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 15, 1992


Retail tenants at Diana Hall have included:

Clubs operating on the second floor have included: