The 2018 Historic Preservation Awards

Sponsored by the Preservation South Carolina, the SC Department of Archives and History, and the Office of the Governor, the Historic Preservation Awards recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation, and interpretation of South Carolina’s architectural and cultural heritage.

The awards were held Friday, August 31st, 2018 at the South Carolina State House with a reception in honor of the award winners at Seibels House & Gardens.

The Award Recipients are...

ELECTED OFFICIAL AWARD

The Elected Official Award is presented each year to an individual in recognition of significant achievements or landmark efforts in the support of historic preservation in South Carolina.

 

Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin
Columbia, SC

Pictured L-R: Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; Stephen K. Benjamin, Mayor Columbia South Carolina; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director.

PRESERVATION SERVICE AWARDS

The Preservation Service Awards recognize projects and activities that make exemplary contributions to the advancement of historic preservation.

 

Clemson University Interpretive Plan  
Clemson University Interpretive Plan

Pictured L-R: Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; Gerald Vander Mey, Clemson University, Director-University Planning and Design; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director.

 

Mann-Simons Site, Columbia, SC 
Historic Columbia Foundation

Pictured L-R: Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; John Sherrer, Historic Columbia; Beryl Dakers, Historic Columbia Board of Advocates; Judy Battiste; James Quint, Historic Columbia; Katherine Allen, Historic Columbia; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director. Pictured Back Row: Sean Stucker, Historic Columbia. 

HERITAGE TOURISM AWARD

The Heritage Tourism Award recognizes those who best use South Carolina’s cultural and historic resources in the promotion and development of tourism or use tourism to directly benefit the preservation of our heritage.

 

The Green Book of South Carolina  
Dawn Dawson House, SC African American Heritage Commission

Pictured L-R: Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; Dawn Dawson House, SC African American Heritage Commission; Tracie Broom, Flock snd Rally; Strauss Moore-Shiple, Olde English District Tourism Commission – Tourism Manager; Debi Schadel, Flock and Rally; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director.

HONOR AWARDS

The Honor Awards celebrate successful and exemplary historic preservation projects around the Palmetto State.

 

Clemson Outdoor Theatre  
Steve Stovall, Clemson University
Kyle Campbell, Preservation South, LLC
Jeff Cutliff, 1st Class Construction
Jerry Bodman, South Eastern Building Restoration Group

Pictured L-R: Kyle Campbell, Preservation South; Jerry Bodman, South Eastern Building Restoration Group; Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; Allen Dionne, 1stClass Construction; Steve Stovall, Clemson University; Jeff Cutliff, 1stClass Construction; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director.


First National Bank of Clinton 

Don Oglesby, Homes for Hope
Kyle Campbell, Preservation South, LLC 
Brett Southerland, Southerland Construction 
David Nocella, Group 1.6 Architects

Pictured L-R: Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; Don Oglesby, Homes of Hope;  Kyle Campbell, Preservation South; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director. Not in Attendance: Brett Southerland, Southerland Construction; David Nocella, Group 1.6 Architects.


Garvin-Garvey House Rehabilitation  

Councilman Paul Sommerville, Beaufort County 
Mayor Lisa Sulka, Town of Bluffton 
Meadors, Inc. 
Michael Riffert, Construction Consultants 

View the Award Video

Pictured L-R: Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; Mayor Lisa Sulka, Town of Bluffton; Councilman Paul Sommerville, Beaufort County; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director; Michael Riffert, Construction Consultants; Betty Prime, Meadors, Inc.; Kalen McNabb, Meadors, Inc.;  Erin Schumacher, Town of Bluffton; Brian Osborne, Town of Bluffton.


Drayton Mills  

Tara Sherbert, The Sherbert Group  

Pictured L-R: Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; Tara Sherbert, The Sherbert Group; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director.


Kress Corner Redevelopment  

Scott Lambert, Lambert Architecture + Construction Services, Inc. 
Ralph Trinter, McCrory Construction Company 
Kevin Ard, New Florence Development, LLC

The Kress Building: Florence, SC,. After Renovations.

GOVERNOR’S AWARD 

The Governor’s Award is in recognition of an individual’s significant achievements or landmark efforts in the support of historic preservation in South Carolina.


Dr. Bobby Donaldson  

Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences University of South Carolina

Pictured L-R: Henry McMaster, Governor of South Carolina; Dr. Bobby Donaldson, College of Arts and Sciences University of South Carolina; Michael Bedenbaugh, Preservation SC Executive Director.