Talley's Domino Hall Unisex Tee

Talley's Domino Hall Unisex Tee

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Talley's Domino Hall, Conroe, Tx Established in 1932!! A vintage look with a modern feel, super soft tee, unisex sizing.

Long before local entrepreneurs Debbie Glenn and the late Jay Ross Martin announced plans to open the Red Brick Tavern, the building located at 119 Simonton St. in downtown Conroe was as an iconic part of the community known as Talley's Domino Hall.

"It was place where you go to relax, meet friends and cut a deal," said Larry Foerster chairman of the Montgomery County Historical Commission. "A lot of oil deals were made there in the 1930s that made millionaires."

Owner F.A. Talley was born in the community of Keenan in Montgomery County on Feb. 24, 1899 and was a resident of the county his whole life.

Talley served in World War II and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 748 and the Methodist church.

According to Foerster, the history of Talley's goes back to 1931 when F.A. Talley paid $5,000 for the building that opened as Talley Domino Hall the following year. When prohibition was repealed on Dec. 5, 1933, Talley's was one of the first locations to secure a license to sell beer - though some long-time Conroe residents say the 18th Amendment never stopped the consumption of beer at Talley's.

"During the Conroe boom years, oilmen, ranchers, businessmen and public officials gathered at Talley's to make deals in the booths at the rear of the bar," said Foerster. "Bartenders worked three shifts a day to keep the bustling bar open 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Among the visitors to Talley's on more than one occasion, Foerster said, was President Lyndon Baines Johnson when he was working on his original campaign for the senate.

In his obituary in The Courier in 1984, Talley said he opened the hall as his "hobby" for older men to socialize.