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Worth the Weight: Surveying Columbia’s 19th-Century Cast & Wrought Iron Heritage

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Wednesday, August 31st 2022

What’s Going On As a steward of historic sites and an advocate and resource for preservation, Historic Columbia consistently yields research findings about Columbia and Richland County’s past. Most recently, fieldwork resulted in the discovery of a commonality between cast iron stairs, which historically embellished the front porch of the...

Hampton Preston Mansion & Gardens

Historic Columbia: A 60th Anniversary Look at Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Wednesday, December 15th 2021

In marking Historic Columbia’s 60th Anniversary, our staff are sharing reflections on the improvements and achievements at our historic sites and with our programs, only made possible through the support and dedication of donors, members, and volunteers who believe in HC’s purpose to preserve places and share complex stories. Over...

World of Women, July 1967

Historic Columbia: 60 Years in the Making

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Sunday, November 14th 2021

Pictured Above: Historic Columbia Foundation board of trustee member Willodene Lumpkin and docent Genevieve Hellar joined Elizabeth Holton host of WNOK’s World of Women show at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 1967, to highlight restoration progress at the Ainsley Hall House. History is far more than dates, events, and...

1701 Pendleton Street home in Columbia, S.C. Historic Columbia collection

2020 Preservation  Award Winner: 1701 Pendleton Street

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Sunday, August 30th 2020

1701 Pendleton Street. Image Courtesy of Historic Columbia collection Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’ economy and culture. These awards...

Cupola installation at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Columbia, S.C. Image courtesy of Ebenezer Church

2020 Preservation  Award Winner: Ebenezer Lutheran Chapel

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Cupola installation at Ebenezer Lutheran Chapel. Image courtesy of Ebenezer Church Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’ economy and culture...

The Arcade Building in Columbia, S.C. Image courtesy of Peach Properties

2020 Preservation  Award Winner: The Arcade Building

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Sunday, August 30th 2020

The Arcade Building is once again a downtown destination. Image courtesy of Peach Properties Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’...

house at 819 maple street

2020 Preservation  Award Winner: 819 Maple Street

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Sunday, August 30th 2020

819 Maple Street. Image courtesy of Sarah and Hoyt Burnett Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’ economy and culture. These...

USC's Chemistry Lab. Image courtesy of Jacob Ruzensky

2020 Preservation  Award Winner: UofSC’s Chemistry Lab

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Sunday, August 30th 2020

USC's Chemistry Lab. Image courtesy of Lekita Hargrave Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’ economy and culture. These awards are...

Claussen's Bakery and Boutique Studio Apartments

2020 Preservation  Award Winner: Claussen's Apartments

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Sunday, August 30th 2020

Claussen's Bakery Building. Image Courtesy of Historic Columbia Collection Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’ economy and culture. These awards...

Interior of 2144 Sumter Street in Columbia SC

2020 Preservation  Award Winner: 2144 Sumter Street

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Sunday, August 30th 2020

2144 Sumter Street. Image courtesy of SEED Architecture Each year, Historic Columbia presents Preservation Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the fields of architecture, construction and design; and leaders who champion preservation as an opportunity to support the Midlands’ economy and culture. These awards are...