Why Palladium - Janie Campbell

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Tuesday, January 5th 2021

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Each month, Historic Columbia introduces one of its Palladium members.

This series is designed to highlight individuals from HC’s dynamic group of diverse professionals.

Meet Janie Campbell.

How long have you been involved with Palladium?

Six years.

Where are you originally from?

Fredericksburg, Virginia

If you are not from Columbia, what drove you to this city?

Graduate School.

What is your current profession and the name of the organization in which you work?

Preservation Consultant, Rogers Lewis Jackson Mann & Quinn, LLC

Tell us, in your own words, why you became a member of Palladium.

As someone new to the city, I joined Palladium to meet new people, make new friends, and become involved in the city's preservation scene.

What is your favorite part about Palladium membership?

All the behind the scenes tours of cool buildings and the people I meet at each event!

Why is history cool to you?

I think everyone is drawn to a compelling story, and most buildings and many histories provide interesting, often obscured stories that we don't learn in history class.

What's your favorite moment in history and/or a historical figure that inspires you?

Too many to choose, but if I had to, I'd say the early-to-mid-20th century - there were so many cultural, technological, and societal changes I would have loved to witness!

What is your favorite building in Columbia?

That's like asking a favorite child! I think I'd have to say the Beverly Apartment building. While it has sat vacant for decades and many people pass it without noticing it, I think it still exudes a sense of grandeur and timelessness.

What is the most inspirational program to you, that Historic Columbia is focused on?

Advocating for historic buildings! Whether it is an antebellum home turned commercial building or a mid-century modern government building, Historic Columbia critically assesses Columbia's built environment and advocates for all our cultural resources.