Hibernian Hall

105 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina

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Hibernian Hall

Historic American Buildings Survey, C.O. Greene, Photographer March 27, 1940 EAST ELEVATION.

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Description 

Completed in 1840, this is the only extant building associated with the Democratic Convention of 1860, one of the most critical political assemblies in the history of the United States. At Charleston, the fate of the old party system was sealed: The Democratic Party was shattered and Republican victory assured in the fall. Hibernian Hall served as headquarters for the faction supporting Stephen A. Douglas, the pivotal personality of the convention. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 7, 1973

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1973
Reference number
73001686
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Area of significance
Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic function
Meeting hall
Current function
Clubhouse
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1860

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • July 15, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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