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Useful Agencies, Links and Research 

South Carolina Properties Listed in in the National Register

Include up to 1595 listings, of which include 197 historic districts.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History

An independent state agency whose mission is to preserve and promote the documentary and cultural heritage of the state. The department houses one of the most comprehensive state archival collections in the nation, spanning more than 325 years of South Carolina history.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation

A private, nonprofit membership organization that provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.

Roots and Recall

Presents a "people view" of South Carolina history and heritage.

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism 

The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

A membership organization that was founded to promote scholarship on architecture and related subjects and an interchange of ideas among architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and others involved in professions related to the built environment.

The National Park Service

A network of nearly 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation devoted to preserving, protecting, and sharing “the legacies of this land.”

The National Register of Historic Places

The nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation and part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.

The Economic Impact of Historic Preservation in Columbia, SC 

In 2023, Historic Columbia commissioned PlaceEconomics to conduct a study on the impact of historic preservation on Columbia's economic health. 

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