Atlantic City Convention Hall

Georgia and Mississippi Aves. and the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Photos 

Atlantic City Convention Hall, On Boardwalk

1. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF EAST SIDE LOOKING NORTHWEST

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

The Convention Hall-- an American Society of Civil Engineers, Cilil Engineering Landmark-- is a monumental architectural and engineering accomplishment, built in 1926-29 in Beaux Arts style. The hall underscores the city's history as an amusement and recreation resort. Atlantic City had been a convention destination since the late 19th century; in 1912, 175 state and national conventions returned annually to the resort. In addition, the Auditorium is still one of the largest interior spaces in the world; it was at the time of its construction the largest building in the world without roof posts or pillars. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NJ-1130)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1987
Reference number
87000814
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Lombardic Romanesque
Areas of significance
Engineering; Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Auditorium
Current function
Auditorium
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1926; 1929

Update Log 

  • December 13, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • June 20, 2017: New photos from Michael Miller

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