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John Sherrer

Director of Cultural Resources
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...

Palmetto Wildlife Habitat

Transforming Spaces

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

History is neither stagnant nor fixed. No, the study and interpretation of past events is a creative, dynamic, and transformational process that shapes both how we know previous people, places, and events and how we view our ourselves. This process lies at the heart of Historic Columbia, where recent capital...

Gross family Christmas tree

A Historic Holiday Snapshot

By: John Sherrer, Director of Cultural Resources

Friday, December 21st 2018

On December 22, 1955, readers of The Columbia Record newspaper met a full-page chronicle of Columbia’s Gross family preparing to ring in the holidays. With husband Albert M. Gross ill and states away in Florida, wife Miriam wrangled her six children, ages 18 months through ten years, as the annual...