Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site of St. Andrew's Hall
Designed by Hugh Smith
the St. Andrew's Society of Charleston, S.C.
founded in 1729,
the oldest benevolent organization in the
State of South Carolina
corner stone laid July 4, 1814,
building destroyed by fire December 11, 1861.
Here such societies as the South Carolina Jockey Club, the St. Cecilia society, and the Hebrew Benevolent Association also held their meetings: Here President James Monroe and the Marquis de Lafayette were lodged as guest of the city; and here on December 20, 1860, was passed the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession.
Erected 1947 by St. Andrews Society of Charleston, S.C.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #05 James Monroe series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1883.
Location. 32° 46.578′ N, 79° 56.034′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Rutledge Home (a few steps from this marker); Laurens - Rutledge House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Most Reverend Emmet Michael Walsh (within shouting distance of this marker); Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (within shouting distance of this marker); William Harvey House (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Doctor John Lining (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major Peter Bocquet's House (about 500 feet away); First Central Station in South Carolina (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Also see . . .
1. South Carolina Colony. Site contains a brief history of the state which includes a section on the Ordinance of Secession being signed in St. Andrews Hall. (Submitted on February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.)
2. The St. Cecilia Society of Charleston, South Carolina. Many writers have labeled Charleston’s St. Cecilia Society the first musical society in the United States, but it would be more accurate to describe it as the earliest known private subscription concert organization in North America. (Submitted on October 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,200 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. 2. submitted on October 5, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 13, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.