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The property is also undergoing capital improvements, which will be environmentally intertwined and holistically address the preservation of this important 1818 structure. The Richland County-owned property will receive a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system; waterproofing measures, including site drainage to mitigate interior moisture levels; and a stucco assessment and potential replacement.
During this initiative, some areas of the popular landmark may be periodically closed to the public. However, Historic Columbia staff will showcase the work through special tours and programs that will provide access to the “bricks and mortar” side of historic preservation and introduce participants to the combination of local talent in 1x1 Design and the preservation experience of Lord Aeck Sargent, among others.
These improvements will be complete in the spring of 2018 and are made possible through the support of Richland County.