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Maennerchor Hall

Maennerchor Hall is an abandoned German social club near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Maennerchor is a German word for “male choir.”)

On Jun 4, 1892, Peter Huber, William Rennekamp, Peter Knierim, John M. Christian and John J. Zimmerman chartered the Maennerchor 1 to serve as a venue for music and dance. 1 3 A three-story building was constructed, with a bar on the first floor and an auditorium with seating on the second and third floors. The venue later hosted wrestling events. 2



  1. “Notice of Application for Incorporation.” Pittsburgh Press, 18 Jun. 1892. p. 8.
  2. “Plante Defeats Creedon.” Pittsburgh Daily Post, 30 Mar. 1897. p. 7.
  3. “German Society News.” Pittsburgh Press, 28 May 1916. p.

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