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Surf Ballroom

  • Also Known As: S.B. and Ballroom
  • Also Known As: North Iowa Central Cultural Center and Museum

  • Address: 460 N Shore Dr
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1948/04/20 Hansen and Waggoner Architect Surf Ballroom opens.
1959/02/02 Waylon Jennings Musician The Winter Dance Party Tour makes an extra stop in Clear Lake, Iowa, where The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens will give their last performances. Winter Dance Party Tour
1959/02/02 Buddy Holly Musician The Winter Dance Party Tour makes an extra stop in Clear Lake, Iowa, where The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens will give their last performances. Winter Dance Party Tour
1959/02/02 Ritchie Valens Performer The Winter Dance Party Tour makes an extra stop in Clear Lake, Iowa, where The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens will give their last performances. Winter Dance Party Tour
1959/02/02 Dion Performer The Winter Dance Party Tour makes an extra stop in Clear Lake, Iowa, where The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens will give their last performances. Winter Dance Party Tour
1959/02/02 Dion Performer Dion declines a seat on the Holly's charted plane to Fargo. He can't justify the indulgence since the fare of $36 is the same as a month's rent for an apartment. The Day the Music Died
1959/02/02 Ritchie Valens Died Ritchie Valens wins a seat on Buddy Holly's chartered plane to Hector Airport, Fargo The Day the Music Died
1959/02/02 Waylon Jennings Musician Waylon Jennings gives his seat on the plane to J P "The Big Bopper" Richardson, Richardson was suffering from the flu. The Day the Music Died

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Particulars for Surf Ballroom:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Architectural Style Moderne
Museum Type Museum
Area Of Significance Music
Historic Use Music Facility
Level of Significance National
Owner Private



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 10000261
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Hansen and Waggoner
Architectural Style: Moderne
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local; National
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment-recreation
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1948, 1959
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Museum, Music facility
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum Music facility

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