Historic Columbia Honors 2024 Preservation Award Winners

Historic preservation awards ceremony

Historic Columbia Honors 2024 Preservation Award Winners

Historic Columbia has honored the 2024 Preservation Award recipients, paying tribute to the individuals and groups that have significantly contributed to local preservation initiatives in Columbia. With their dedication to preserving Columbia’s historical and architectural heritage, these projects and individuals have played indispensable roles in revitalizing historic landmarks and demonstrating stellar leadership in preservation.

Preservation Leadership

Janie Campbell has been recognized for her preservation consultation work, which has played a crucial role in numerous local revitalization and adaptive use projects. She has, to date, guided over 85 federal historic tax credit projects in South Carolina, including 34 in Columbia and West Columbia.

GBX Group LLC, having revitalized 13 buildings in the Main Street Historic District over the past decade, has also received the Preservation Leadership award. They have been significant contributors to both economic and community growth in the area.

Preservation, Rehabilitation, or Restoration Awards

Several awards were given in the categories of commercial, institutional, rental, or municipal restoration or rehabilitation. Recipients included The Babcock Building, the Eurytania & Brown Buildings, Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, Longstreet Theatre, 1544 Main St., Maxcy Gregg House, Morgan Hall, and 1214-1216/1218-1220 Taylor St. These renovation projects have respectively preserved their historic essence while adapting them for modern uses, further amplifying local architectural legacy.

Revitalization Award

The Campus Village at 1531 Whaley St. received the Revitalization Award. The University of South Carolina, BOUDREAUX, and Juneau Construction have collectively transformed South Campus with this project, bringing up four six-story residential hall buildings in what stands as the largest state capital project to date.

Preservation, Rehabilitation, or Restoration Award (Residential/Single Family)

The residential winners included 1407 Gladden St. and 203 Wateree Ave., both of which have shown outstanding effort in preserving historical features while adding modern conveniences. They have underscored the significance of historic preservation, even when some elements cannot be covered under the Bailey Bill.

Preserving the past not only enhances the aesthetic value of a city, but it also holds significant economic potential. Thanks to several local tax credits, historic homes and buildings in the Columbia area are being revived, propelling revenue and beautifying the area for years to come.

Historic Columbia Honors 2024 Preservation Award Winners

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