- Caption: 'No.5. South Carolina Institute Hall--Charleston, S.C. This spacious and elegant Hall was situated on the east side of Meeting Street, between Queen and Cumberland Streets. It was begun in March, 1853, and finished in December, 1854. This Hall obtained great celebrity, especially in a national point of view. Being the most commodious Hall in the city, accommodating some twenty-five hundred persons on the main floor and gallery, it was selected as the place of meeting of the Democratic National Convention, which assembled in Charleston on Tuesday, the 24th of April, 1860...' This is a stereograph image which measures 3 1/2" X 7".