Abraham Hall

Also known as: PG:62-7
7612 Old Muirkirk Rd., Beltsville, Maryland

Photos 

GENERAL PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF WEST (FRONT) AND SOUTH SIDE

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

Built for the Benevolent Sons and Daughters of Abraham, this is a rare example of a late nineteenth-century benevolent society hall, the most outstanding example in the county. It was the focal point of the developing black community of farmers, and workers from the nearby Muirkirk Iron Furnace. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 2005
Reference number
05000146
Areas of significance
Ethnic Heritage - Black; Social History; Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Meeting hall; School; Religious structure; Music facility; Theater
Current functions
Business; Meeting hall
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant year
1889

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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