Mission and Services

Basic Information



Preservation South Carolina (PSC) was formed in 1990 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 non-profit 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 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 in the Palmetto State, who can work together to professionally preserve our state one property, one district, one town at a time.




On an annual basis, our organization, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office, our organization leads our state’s Preservation Awards ceremony. Recognition is given to those individuals and organizations from all corners of the state that also help preserve our at-risk heritage.

Other services include:

  • The compilation of National Register nominations

  • Educational classes

  • Adaptive Reuse reports

  • Historic Resource surveys

  • Tours of historic buildings & sites

  • Technical assistance

  • Conservation easements