Meeting Street, Hibernian Hall

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Photograph showing the damage from the earthquake that occurred on August 31, 1886 to the Hibernian Hall located at 105 Meeting Street. Caption on reverse reads, "Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.33, Hibernian Hall Porch, from side."

George LaGrange Cook was a well-known photographer in Charleston who photographed the destruction of the 1886 earthquake soon after it happened, producing a series of images titled "Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity" that could be purchased as souvenirs.
Charleston Earthquake scene.