Resources for the Public
We love old buildings. So did the folks who founded Historic Columbia in 1961. They tie us as much to the future as to our past. And, preserving them is what we do. You can help by taking care of your home or your business. We can help you do just that. How? Check out what's in our toolbox!
For Property Owners
Stewardship of historic properties is a responsibility that can be very rewarding. Whether you own an historic residence or business, these tools and resources can empower you as you work to ensure the future of your unique property.
Do you live in an older or historic neighborhood? Are you concerned about an historic property in your community? The resources below provide guidance on neighborhood-level preservation tools, such as revolving funds, architectural conservation districts and the process and benefits of establishing local landmarks and National Register of Historic Places listings.
The most successful historic preservation starts at the grassroots level when dedicated individuals band together to ensure the future of irreplaceable community assets and tangible links to our shared past.