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Mission and Services

Basic Information



Preservation South Carolina (PSC) was formed in 1990, and is dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic and irreplaceable architectural heritage of South Carolina. PSC does not receive any operational funding from federal or state programs. As South Carolina’s only statewide nonprofit preservation organization, Preservation South Carolina works for:

  • The advocacy of historic preservation, with an active voice raised to state government leaders on behalf of preservation legislation, and in community efforts to save historic properties.

  • The education about our state’s history and culture, by talking with individuals and groups in South Carolina communities that harbor historic properties in need of preserving.

  • The funding of historic preservation efforts, by providing assistance to communities, organizations and individuals that are dedicated to preserving our state’s rich and diverse past.

  • The preservation of properties, with real input in acquiring, stabilizing, and reselling historic buildings for proper rehabilitation and reuse.

  • The networking of passionate and talented preservationists who can work together to professionally preserve our state.




Each year thousands of South Carolinians work to preserve the state’s legacy that is reflected in our historic
buildings, structures, and sites. Since 1995, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History,
Preservation South Carolina, and the Office of the Governor have recognized exceptional accomplishments
in the preservation, rehabilitation, and interpretation of our architectural and cultural heritage with a series
of statewide awards.

Other services include:

  • National Register Nominations

  • Educational Classes

  • Adaptive Reuse Reports

  • Historic Resource Surveys

  • Tours of Historic Buildings & Sites

  • Technical Assistance

  • Conservation Easements



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