Upper Savannah Preservation Fund

Edgefield, McCormick, Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

THE Plantation House Hotel in Edgefield

The Plantation House Hotel in Edgefield SC, PreserveSC's first project in the Upper Savannah Preservation Region

Help us save the endangered historic places of
South Carolina’s Upper Savannah Region!

The Upper Savannah Preservation Fund was established by Preservation SC as a revolving preservation fund to identify, purchase, stabilize, maintain, market and/or sell historic properties in the 4 counties that comprise the Upper Savannah: Edgefield, McCormick, Greenwood and Abbeville. The fund is designed to create incentives for the more rural communities of the Upper Savannah region to participate in preservation initiatives.

While this fund is solely for preservation of historic properties located in the Upper Savannah region, like other PreserveSC initiatives, expenditures will be returned to the fund upon the sale or lease of the piece of property for which the expenditures were made. A condition of the Upper Savannah Preservation Fund is that Preservation SC must retain a preservation easement on any property the fund preserves.

Procedures for the Upper Savannah Preservation Fund property selection:
  • Priority is given to threatened properties that cannot be saved by the for-profit, private or public sectors.
  • Saving historic properties is the fund's top priority, but other at-risk resources, such as historic landscapes, can be eligible.
  • The local real estate committee will first determine a property's status, risks, and priority, then make recommendations to the Preservation SC Board of Directors.

 

The Plantation House Hotel is for Sale! Learn More...

 

Criteria considered for properties selection:
  • The Property must be within one of the counties highlighted in the map to the right.
  • Architectural and historical significance of the property.
  • Current condition and estimated stabilization cost for the property.
  • Possible threats to the property.
  • Appropriateness of any proposed use and rehabilitation work.
  • Geographic location.
  • Amount of staff time needed to manage the project.
  • Length of time fund monies will be tied up.
  • Maximum investment per project.
  • Likelihood of finding an appropriate buyer.
     
Upper Savannah Preservation Fund Counties

Click the map above to view the
Upper Savannah Preservation Fund's
available for purchase, easement,
and advocacy properties.

Donations to the fund can be mailed to:

Preservation SC
Upper Savannah Preservation Fund
PO Box 506
Prosperity, SC 29127

If you have any interest in:
  • Helping us with information on an endangered historic house you have concerns about in the Upper Savannah region
  • Donation of an easement to protect your historic home
  • Donation of historic property

Contact Preservation SC by email or by phone 803-944-9425.

You can also drop us a line:
Preservation South Carolina
PO Box 506
Prosperity, SC 29127

Preservation SC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Fed ID # 57-0913191.
Your Generous contributions to the Upper Savannah Preservation Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.