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Category Archives: Preservation
To celebrate the accomplishments of local architectural, construction and rehabilitation projects, Historic Columbia Foundation held its annual Preservation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 2, at City Art. Local preservation activist and developer Richard Burts was surprised with the Preservation Leadership … Continue reading
Join Historic Columbia Foundation this May during National Historic Preservation Month to celebrate the accomplishments of local architectural, construction and rehabilitation projects at the annual Preservation Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 2, 2013. For decades Historic Columbia has recognized local … Continue reading
As Historic Columbia Foundation enters the final phase of rehabilitation at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, we are pleased to offer three workshops this spring featuring various techniques in historic preservation and restoration led by the experts doing the work … Continue reading
The State newspaper’s Jeff Wilkinson highlighted the recent renovations of Main Street’s Brennen Building in today’s (11.29.12) paper. “The Brennen Building – the oldest building on Columbia’s Main Street, reportedly built circa 1870, and home to the legendary Capitol Cafe … Continue reading
Preservation Matters: Columbia, SC | Planning for the Next Fifty Years: Historic Preservation in Columbia & Richland County, 2012-2062
When Historic Columbia Foundation was established in 1961 the world was a different place. While sounding trite, that statement nonetheless rings true, perhaps in no way more so than in the arena of historic preservation. Consider this. When concerned citizens … Continue reading
In this week’s Free Times, HCF Executive Director Robin Waites shares Historic Columbia’s list of the top 10 local landmarks that are eligible for the City of Columbia’s local landmark designation. Read the full story here, and view our entire list … Continue reading
WIS News 10 met Historic Columbia Foundation’s Executive Director Robin Waites and Columbia architect Dale Marshall out by the Palmetto Compress Warehouse to talk about the future of this historic site. Check out the story and video online here. More about … Continue reading
Preservation Matters: Columbia, SC | Seeing Green: The Social, Economic and Environmental Impact of an Expanded Urban Greenway
Recognizing recurring themes, interests and initiatives over the course of long periods of time often proves ironic for professional historians and history enthusiasts alike. Perhaps more important is the realization that something endorsed during a bygone era may nonetheless retains … Continue reading
Anita Baker from The Columbia Star featured the Jubilee Panel Presentation and new Ghost Structures in her story African American sites in Columbia need to be preserved. Check out the article online here.
Preservation Matters: Columbia, SC | Re-imagining the Past: Mann-Simons Site Focus of New Approaches to Interpretation
For more than 30 years visitors to the tidy 19th-century cottage at 1403 Richland Street in downtown Columbia learned of Charleston native Celia Mann, whose journey from enslavement to freedom and relative prosperity in the antebellum capital city gave rise … Continue reading