Frazier-Pressly: Octagonal house with history

Bill Fitzpatrick, board chairperson for nonprofit Preservation South Carolina says the Frazier-Pressly octagonal-shaped plantation home near Bradley started him on a photography and book project highlighting at-risk places. He later was contacted by Monéca Simone “Moe” Reid of Atlanta, Georgia, who says her great-great grandfather is the man who built the home. The home and […]


PreserveSC – Saving Places And Sacred Spaces

June 21, 2021 – WSPA: Your Carolina PreserveSC is here to update us on continuing projects and projects they have coming up. Preservation South Carolina’s Mike Bedenbaugh and Bill Fitzpatrick speak with WSPA’s Your Carolina. Watch Their Interview Here

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Historic Trinity Episcopal Begins Renaissance

By Robert Jordan ( ABBEVILLE — Christmas came early to Abbeville. Restoration of Trinity Episcopal Church got a $25,000 jumpstart. The donation, which was received last week, will enable to work to proceed on Phase II, the restoration of the church’s 125-foot steeple, said Mike Bedenbaugh, president and CEO of Preservation South Carolina, the organization overseeing […]

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Funds to save Trinity Episcopal could be generated from use as event space

By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY Index Journal May 22, 2020 Once Trinity Episcopal Church in Abbeville is permitted to reopen, church use as an event space, in addition to a place of Christian worship, could generate funds needed to complete renovations on the historic church, consecrated in 1860. Preservation South Carolina and Friends of Trinity of […]

Trinity Abbeville Steeple Stabilization

Trinity Episcopal Steeple to be Detached and Anchored in Stabilization Project

By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY Index Journal April 8, 2020 Cutting timbers and balancing tension while sawing is “a very complicated dance” high above ground, to secure the tall steeple of the historic Trinity Episcopal Church in Abbeville. Mike Bedenbaugh, Preservation South Carolina executive director, said phase one, the securing of Trinity Episcopal’s steeple, is getting […]


Trinity Abbeville to Receive National Grant

By ST. CLAIRE DONAGHY Index-Journal Oct 24, 2019 ABBEVILLE — Trinity Episcopal Church is set to be awarded a national preservation grant that will help in restoring the Trinity Street landmark. The National Fund for Sacred Places is awarding preservation grants to 10 historic congregations in the country — totaling $1.9 million — and the gothic […]