Defunct Dunlavy Fiesta, Its Previous Incarnations, Its Neighbors in Historic Houston Posted November 13, 2014 'Twas the Opry House. I lived around the corner from it during my student days in the late '70s - we considered it to be quite the neighborhood amenity (older, closer neighbors perhaps not so much). But in the very early 70s it was Van's Stampede Ballroom. Girlfriends and I went there during that time. By early '72 I moved out of the area.