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View, Richmond Temperance and Literary Society Hall, Scotland County, North Carolina

Richmond Temperance and Literary Society Hall (Wagram, N.C.)
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Item information

Title:
View, Richmond Temperance and Literary Society Hall, Scotland County, North Carolina
Topics:
Architecture
Subjects:
Houses
Original Format:
Black-and-white print (photograph); 5 x 7 inches
Item identifier:
SHPO-N-95-5-967
Created Date:
Created Date:
Genre:
Architectural photographs
Photographs
Location:
Scotland County (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Built Heritage

Source information

Repository:
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
Collection:
State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) held by
Note field:
Not all materials from the physical collection may have been scanned. Images may have been enhanced for web access.
Rights:
Reproduction and use of this material requires permission from the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. For general information see their website (http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/).
Funding:
Digitization of this image was partially supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Building:

Built:
Community:
Wagram
State:
North Carolina
Provenance note:
Richmond Temperance and Literary Society established in 1855
Architectural note:
The unique hexagonal brick building features a wooden finial on the roof, consisting of an overturned wine glass on a Bible. It was restored in 1959 as accurately as possible after many years of neglect and decay.
Historical note:
Served as a meeting place for debates and literary discussions, as well as a community library. The ceiling was once painted blue with a red star representing each member, which was painted black if the temperance vow was broken and white when the member died. Probably the only building in North Carolina built to house a temperance society. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location:
Wagram (N.C.)
Subjects:
Clubs
Community centers
Temperance
Temperance and religion
Finials
Woodwork
Historic buildings
Paintings (Visual works)
Ceilings
Mural painting and decoration
Building, Brick
National Register of Historic Places
Libraries

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