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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/7/2023
The detailed engraved image, 6-1/2" x 6", shows a the prestigious two story building with caption, "HALL - Where the Ordinance of Secession was signed on 20th December 1860. The Hall was burnt in the fire of 11th December. The site now the office of The Charleston Evening Post, Meeting Street. Charleston, S.C." np, nd. On the night of Dec. 11, 1861, Gen. Robert E. Lee, having just completed a tour of Charleston's defense installations, was eating dinner at the Mills House when fire bells in the city began ringing loudly. The Charleston Mercury reported, ""Twelve o'clock - Meeting-street, from Market to Queen, is one mass of flame. The Circular Church and Institute Hall are burning. The Mills House is thought in imminent danger, while the fire seems stretching its red arms around the Charleston Hotel."
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Extraordinary Engraved Image

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $156.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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