Why Palladium - Oliver Hartner

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Monday, March 1st 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.
Don't forget! Palladium's new quarterly Home History Raffle is open for new and renewing Palladium Members. Join or renew your membership with Palladium by April 30, 2021 and you’ll be entered in the raffle with a chance to win research of your property or family property. Research could include construction date, architect profile, owner history, significant events, and more.
Meet Oliver Hartner.

How long have you been involved with Palladium?

Six or seven years.

Where are you originally from?

St. Francisville, Louisiana.

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

Grad School at the University of South Carolina.

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


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

I love history and believe HC and their mission is integral to ensuring historic preservation.

What is your favorite part about Palladium membership?

The social events.

Why is history cool to you?

It’s important to know where humanity has been to appreciate where we’re going.

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

My favorite period is the Edwardian Era...turn of the 20th century.

What is your favorite building in Columbia?

ABC News Building.

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

The Hampton-Preston Restoration.