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Hibernian Hall (Boston, Massachusetts)

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Location  Boston, Massachusetts
Architectural style  Other
Opened  1913
Added to NRHP  2 June 2004
Built  1913
NRHP Reference #  04000534
Phone  +1 617-541-3900
Hibernian Hall (Boston, Massachusetts)
Architect  Graham, Edward T.P.; Dolan, Joseph M.
Address  184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119, USA
Similar  Dudley Square, Shirley‑Eustis House, Paragon Park, African Meeting House, Eliot Burying Ground

The Hibernian Hall is a historic building at 182-186 Dudley Street in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. The four story brick building was designed by Edward Thomas Patrick Graham, and built in 1913 for the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish Catholic fraternal organization. It was the first of several Hibernian halls to be built in Roxbury, it is now one of only two Irish dance halls from the period to survive. Its ground floor was originally occupied by storefronts, with offices of the organization and a banquet hall on the second floor, and a large hall (capacity 600) on the third floor, which included a fourth-floor balcony. It remained a gathering place for local Irish residents through the 1960s, and was taken by foreclosure in 1960. It was then taken over by a non-profit focused on job training for local African Americans, which operated there until 1989. The building interior has suffered due to neglect and vandalism, but the basic form of the upper concert hall has survived.

The hall listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

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Hibernian Hall (Boston, Massachusetts) Wikipedia


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