- Foundation detail, Richmond Temperance and Literary Society Hall, Scotland County, North Carolina
- Original Format:
- Black-and-white print (photograph)
- 3-1/2 x 5 in.
- Item identifier:
- Created Date:
Scotland County (N.C.)
- Digital Project:
- Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
- Historic Architecture Research. Project Records (UA110.041) held by Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries
- Note field:
- 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.
- 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.
Temperance and religion
Paintings (Visual works)
Mural painting and decoration
National Register of Historic Places