Historic Columbia is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Preservation Awards. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Feb. 15.
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit historiccolumbia.org or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.
Help Historic Columbia recognize the commendable efforts of citizens of Columbia and Richland County by nominating projects that fall into the following categories:
Historically significant structures restored to their original design and function.
Recent recipients: 1013 Canterfield Rd, Chappelle Auditorium, Nickelodeon Theatre
- Adaptive Use
Structures rehabilitated with sensitivity to the historic fabric that function in a way that is different from its original intent.
Recent recipients: The War Mouth, Palmetto Compress, the Agape Complex on Main Street, the Bakery at Bull Street
- New Construction in an Historic Context
New buildings in an historic district adjacent to or within existing historic structures that complement the historic context.
Recent recipients: 522 Lady Street, the South Carolina State Museum, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, Kennedy Greenhouse Studio at USC
- Preservation Leadership
Nominations in this category will recognize an individual, corporation, governmental agency, community or neighborhood association that has contributed to the advancement of historic preservation in the region.
Recent recipients: Derek Gruner, Rosie Craig, First Citizens, Martha Fowler
Nominations should be limited to projects completed within the last five years and located in Columbia and Richland County. Only completed projects will be considered. Nominations are due by Thursday, Feb. 15. Recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 2. Nomination forms are available at historiccolumbia.org or by emailing LCarlisle@historiccolumbia.org. Click here for images from last year’s award ceremony.