South Carolina's only statewide historic preservation nonprofit.
Current Projects & Initiatives
In order to meet our state's most pressing needs, we have used support from people like you to create programs that address the preservation of our historic rural churches, the revitalization of smaller community downtowns, and the saving of significant Black landmarks. Below are our current projects around the state.
Located at the end of N. Church Street in downtown Union is an unassuming building that does not outwardly show its history as the one-time state capital of SC during the Civil War. In October 2022, Preservation SC acquired the future rights to the Dawkins House at a property tax sale.
Built in 1835, and used as a worship home for Black Methodists since 1847, Taveau is a remarkable survivor of a rural Black church with rich history. In late June, 2023, with the full support of the congregation, its minister, and the Taveau Legacy Committee, we purchased historic Taveau from the UMC Conference.
In 2017, an Edgefield citizen donated the town’s historic hotel to Preservation SC. The original hotel, known as the "Planters Inn", was built in 1813 and later burned and rebuilt in 1919 to what we see today. We are pleased to share that we are working with developers and the Town in bringing this building back to life.