Posted By Bill Payer on Jul 27, 2021 | 0 comments

2021 Historic Preservation Awards

The statewide Historic Preservation Awards were presented at the State House on July 23, 2021 by The Honorable Henry D. McMaster, Governor of South Carolina. The awards are sponsored by the Office of the Governor, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and Preservation South Carolina.

Preservation Honor Award (project/recipients):

  1. Burdette Building, Simpsonville:  Austin Diehl and Will Parrott, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, LLC; Chris Moellman, Caldwell Constructors; and Kyle Campbell, Preservation South
  2. 1649 Main Street, Columbia:  John Stephenson and Wade Keisler, Main & Blanding, LLC; Scott Garvin, Garvin Design Group; and Mark Hood, Hood Construction
  3. The Montgomery Building, Spartanburg: James Bakker and Tom Finnegan, BF Spartanburg, LLC; McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, LLC; and Harper General Contractors
  4. 288 King Street, Charleston: Mike Regalbuto and Andy Meihaus, Renew Urban Charleston; Bill Huey, Bill Huey+Associates; and Bob and Susan Milani/Blas-Milani Real Estate Holdings, LLC

Stewardship Award:

  1. York Culture and Heritage Museums for the McCelvey Center
  2. Pendleton Historic Foundation for Woodburn Plantation

Heritage Tourism Award:  Chumley Cope for Explore Up Close: Virtual in SC

Governor’s Award:  Cynthia C. Jenkins, Executive Director, Historic Beaufort Foundation


New Listing in the National Register of Historic Places

The following building has been recently listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Beverly Apartments, at 1525 Bull Street in Columbia, was listed in the National Register June 29, 2021. Constructed in 1913, Beverly Apartments represents the early twentieth century rise of apartment buildings in downtown Columbia. As the city’s population and built environment grew at the turn of the century as part of a thriving “New South,” residential accommodations were scarce, leading to a construction boom of dense, urban housing, especially purpose-built apartment buildings. A three-story masonry building with a U-shaped plan, Beverly Apartments exhibits Romanesque Revival influences through its use of decorative brickwork and third floor arches, which the architect likely used to give the relatively simple design visual interest and an air of sophistication. Beverly Apartments provides an important link with this aspect of the city’s twentieth-century architectural landscape and stands as one of the few remaining structures from Bull Street’s residential period.


State Board of Review Approves Nominations to the National Register

The State Board of Review for the National Register of Historic Places met on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10:30 am at the SC Archives & History Center in Columbia and approved the following nominations:

  1. Aiken County Hospital, Aiken, Aiken County
  2. South Carolina Canal and Railroad (38AK1156), Aiken, Aiken County
  3. Robert Mills Manor, Charleston, Charleston County
  4. Philip C. Heiden House, Lake City, Florence County
  5. Colonial Village Apartments, Columbia, Richland County
  6. Holman’s Barber Shop, Columbia, Richland County
  7. Saluda Apartments, Columbia, Richland County
  8. Zion Baptist Church, Columbia, Richland County

The nominations will next be forwarded to the Keeper of the National Register at the National Park Service in Washington, DC who makes the final decision about listing the property in the National Register. For more information about the State Board of Review and to view the draft nominations visit or contact Virginia Harness at, 803-896-6179 or Edwin Breeden at, 803-896-6182.


Tax Credit Spotlight

This month’s spotlight, a two-story frame house in the Converse Heights Historic District of Spartanburg, was designed in the Eclectic Colonial Revival style by Neel Reed of Hentz, Reed, and Adler. Constructed in 1919, this residence is significant for its associations with the development of the historic neighborhood but it was also the last home of textile tycoon Roger Milliken from 1959 until 2010. This extensive, exemplary rehabilitation included rehabilitating the roof; repairing and making operable the historic windows; rehabilitating historic siding; tuck-pointing the brick foundation; upgrading the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment; installing new interior storm windows and insulation; restoring the interior plaster; and making compatible alterations to the interior kitchen and exterior walls. The rehabilitation of this early 20th century home was completed in 2016 with the use of the state homeowner historic rehabilitation tax credits. For more information about the homeowner tax credit program visit

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