Designed by Edward Thomas Patrick Graham, Hibernian Hall was 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 and is one of only two Irish dance halls from the period to survive. Its ground floor was originally occupied by storefronts, with the organization’s offices and a banquet hall on the second floor, and a large ballroom on the third. It remained a gathering place for local Irish residents through the 1960s. Today, Hibernian Hall has continued its legacy of service to the Roxbury community as a home for the arts in the heart of Boston. Driven by its mission in arts and cultural programming, Hibernian Hall is a flexible space for stage productions, artists’ showcases, film screenings, and cultural celebrations.
Architect: Edward Thomas Patrick Graham