As you walk up Meeting Street, notice the wealth of architectural detail and styles, appearing both in homes and, as you draw nearer to the Four Corners of law, in public buildings. To your left, at the corner of Price’s Alley, you will find the Nathaniel-Russell House at number 51, which is also open daily for tours. This is a grand and impressive Federal-style home, featuring a large garden. Just past the house, you will notice the First Scots Presbyterian Church, located at number 53 Meeting Street. This is the fifth oldest congregation in Charleston. The current building was constructed in the early nineteenth century. Notice its beautiful symmetrical towers and columned portico.
To your right, take note of the beautiful architecture of the modified single-house at number 68. If you venture just down Ropemaker’s Lane a few steps, you will get a nice view of the layout of the dependencies that were part of a historic Charleston home. These separate buildings, which would have served as kitchens and servants’ quarters in the past, have been connected to the main house today. Just past the house, at number 72 Meeting Street, you will find the South Carolina Society Hall, another of the impressive public buildings along South Meeting, which features a bold portico that extends out into the street and striking symmetrical staircases.