Andrew Jackson Hotel / Vernon Grant

Andrew Jackson Hotel / Vernon Grant (HMAUP)

Location: Rock Hill, SC 29730 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.518', W 81° 1.597'

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The Andrew Jackson Hotel
The Andrew Jackson Hotel, built in 1926, was funded with more than $250,000 raised by citizens of Rock Hill. Designed by Charles Coker Wilson, it is a fine example of the Beaux Arts style and has been called one of the city's "greatest triumphs." In 1938-39 many stars of early country and gospel music, such as the Monroe Boys, Delmore Bros., and S.C. native Arthur Smith, recorded hit songs for RCA in sessions here.

Vernon Grant
The building also included the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce before it closed as a hotel in 1970. Vernon Grant, director 1957-65, was a leading American illustrator from the 1930's to the 50s. Best known as the creator of Kellogg's "Snap!Crackle!Pop!" and Rock Hill's Glen the Frog, he illustrated thousands of ads and magazine covers. He married Elizabeth Fewell of Rock Hill in 1936. In 1947 Grant moved his family to York County, where he lived until his death in 1990.
Marker Number46-36
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe Culture and Heritage Commission of York County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 497568 N 3864759
Decimal Degrees34.92530000, -81.02661667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.518', W 81° 1.597'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 31.08" N, 81° 1' 35.82" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160-174 E Main St, Rock Hill SC 29730, US
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