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PRESERVATION AWARDS

Program

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. 

AWARD CATEGORIES 

The Honor Awards celebrate successful and exemplary historic preservation projects around the Palmetto State. 


The Stewardship Awards recognize those who have ensured the ongoing preservation of historic buildings, structures, or sites through long-term care, planning, management, protection, or continuous ownership for a minimum of ten years. 


The Preservation Service Awards recognize projects and activities that make exemplary contributions to the advancement of historic preservation.

The Heritage Tourism Award recognizes those who best use South Carolina’s cultural and historic resources in the documented development of tourism that directly benefits the preservation of our heritage. 


The Elected Official Honor Award may be presented each year to an individual elected official in recognition of significant achievements or landmark efforts in the support of historic preservation in South Carolina. 


The Governor’s Award may be presented each year in recognition of an individual’s significant achievements or landmark efforts in the support of historic preservation in South Carolina.

SELECTION PANEL 

The selection panel that chooses the awards from the list of those submitted include:

A representative from the Office of the Governor * Preservation South Carolina Board Chair (or designee) * The Director of the SC Department of Archives and History (or designee) * A representative from the Board of the Preservation South Carolina * Two representatives from the SC Department of Archives and History * A representative of Preservation South Carolina’s Membership Program * A representative from the SC African American Heritage Commission * A representative from the Confederation of SC Local Historical Societies * A representative from the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

2024 South Carolina Historic Preservation Award Recipients 

Presented by

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Lisa Sulka, Town of Bluffton

Lisa Sulka, Town of Bluffton

ELECTED OFFICIAL HONOR AWARD

In recognition of significant achievements or landmark efforts in the support of historic preservation in South Carolina.

The City of Fountain Inn

The City of Fountain Inn

PRESERVATION SERVICE AWARD

Main Street Improvement Grant Program

Thomas C. Barnwell, Jr.

Thomas C. Barnwell, Jr.

STEWARDSHIP AWARD

Barnwell Tabby House

St. George Rosenwald School, St. George

St. George Rosenwald School, St. George

PRESERVATION HONOR AWARD

Town of St. George
Board of Directors, St. George Rosenwald School Corp.
Glenn Keyes, Glenn Keyes Architects

Campbell’s Covered Bridge

Campbell’s Covered Bridge

PRESERVATION HONOR AWARD

Greenville County Parks Recreation and Tourism
Kyle Campbell, Preservation South
Jeff Cliff, 1st Class Construction

Chumley Cope

Chumley Cope

HERITAGE TOURISM AWARD

Explore Up Close

Susan F. Boyd & The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation, Inc.

Susan F. Boyd & The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation, Inc.

PRESERVATION SERVICE AWARD

Hampton-Preston Mansion & Gardens and Preservation Efforts in Richland County

University of South Carolina-Union

University of South Carolina-Union

STEWARDSHIP AWARD

Campus Historic Structures

South Caroliniana Library, Columbia

South Caroliniana Library, Columbia

PRESERVATION HONOR AWARD

Derek Gruner, University of South Carolina
David Banush, University of South Carolina
Jay White, Liollio Architecture

The Powerhouse at University Center

The Powerhouse at University Center

PRESERVATION HONOR AWARD

Tara Sherbert, The Sherbert Group
Michael Spangenberg, Framework Architecture
Aaron Mayer, Moxie Investments

Cecil Williams

Cecil Williams

PRESERVATION SERVICE AWARD

South Carolina Civil Rights Movement Documentation

City of Columbia Planning & Development Services

City of Columbia Planning & Development Services

PRESERVATION SERVICE AWARD

Historic Preservation Program

Ruth Ann Butler

Ruth Ann Butler

STEWARDSHIP AWARD

Greenville Cultural Exchange Center and Preservation Efforts in Greenville County

Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital Renovation and Expansion

Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital Renovation and Expansion

PRESERVATION HONOR AWARD

Ernest C. McNealey, Waverly Hospital Owner, LLC
Jerome Simons, GMK Associates Architectural Division
Ryan McCormick, GMK Associates Design

Glenn Keyes

Glenn Keyes

GOVERNOR'S AWARD

In recognition of an individual's significant achievements or landmark efforts in the support of historic preservation in South Carolina.

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