Can South Carolina’s ghost towns see their spirits revived?

From the Post Courier article By Hannah Alani – In the backwoods of Newberry County, Michael Bedenbaugh waded through thick brush and stepped over tree limbs in his rubber-soled sandals. His hand touched the crumbling, reddish brown brick facade of a late 19th century building. This was likely a general store, or maybe a bank, the […]

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Abbeville’s 128-year-old train depot torn down by CSX, despite pleas from city, preservationists

A Statement from Preservation Executive Director, Michael Bedenbaugh: In response to some in CSX leadership and their personal misinformation campaign designed to discredit those dedicated persons who attempted to engage in good faith discussions to save the Abbeville Depot last week, we present the following information for those interested in our preservation efforts. Read this […]

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‘Shocking’: Abbeville loses historic depot on last-minute decision by CSX

By ADAM BENSON abenson@indexjournal.com ABBEVILLE — As a CSX cargo train rumbled through Abbeville on Tuesday morning, it streaked past a construction crew working to dismantle a 128-year-old depot that stood as testament to the town’s rich railroad heritage. It also marked a particularly cruel bit of irony for historic preservationists, who allege that executives […]

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Help us save the sacred spaces that are at risk!

Help us save the sacred spaces that are at risk! Reserve your copy of South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces, by Author & Photographer, Bill Fitzpatrick, today! Bill takes us on a tour of the famous and lesser known churches across South Carolina while introducing us to the people who go about the business of guarding their church’s history […]

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27 Years of Intention. Help Us get 27 More!

Preservation South Carolina (PSC) has worked diligently for 27 years, throughout South Carolina, to help save grand plantation houses and small slave dwellings alike. In this Take 5 with Preservation SC video, you will see and hear Preservation South Carolina’s Executive Director, Michael Bedenbaugh, explain more about PSC’s efforts  to preserve and protect the many […]

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Take 5 With PreserveSC: Membership

In this video, Executive Director, Michael Bedenbaugh, talks about the importance of your membership in Preservation South Carolina’s 5 for the Future program. Have a listen and learn how you can help save a piece of history for generations to come! #YourMembershipMatters Watch the Video Here!

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PSC Executive Director, Michael Bedenbaugh, talks about the HTC and its impact in SC

Listen and watch as Preservation South Carolina’s Executive Director, Michael Bedenbaugh, explains why the Historic Tax Credit is critical to the economy of South Carolina’s once thriving communities by providing incentives to revitalize and preserve our state’s endangered architectural treasures. View the video on our You Tube channel. More Preservation South Carolina videos will be […]

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Republicans look to ax tax credit that Reagan embraced and Trump sought

Our Executive Director, Michael Bedenbaugh, was interviewed for this article regarding the elimination of the Historic Tax Credit. BY LESLEY CLARK • lclark@mcclatchydc.com NOVEMBER 07, 2017 5:47 PM WASHINGTON Ronald Reagan put the historic tax credit into the U.S. tax code. Donald Trump’s company tried to use it. Now Republicans are fighting to get rid of it. Once […]

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