Palmetto Trust News

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation announces the winners of the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards, which were presented by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday, June 17, 2016, in the lower lobby of the Statehouse. Sponsored by the Palmetto Trust, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and the Office of the Governor, the annual awards recognize exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of South Carolina's architectural and cultural heritage.

George W. McDaniel
Henry McMaster, George McDaniel, and Michael Bedenbaugh

2016 Stewardship Award

- 2016 Stewardship Award -
City of Columbia
Henry McMaster, Kelvin Kesler, and Michael Bedenbaugh

- Historic Preservation Service Awards -

Horry County Board of Architectural Review
(L to R) Henry McMaster, Bill Strydesky, Susi Miller, Chris Clark, Jody Myers, Mary Catherine Hyman, and Michael Bedenbaugh

Mapping of the Kosciuszko Mine at Ninety Six Historic Site
(L to R) Sarah Cunningham - National Park Service, Henry McMaster, John Slaughter - National Park Service, and Michael bedenbaugh

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association
(L to R) Henry McMaster, Renea Murray, Eugenia Singleton, Virginia Watson, Lynette Youson, 
Thomasena Stokes-Marshall, and Michael Bedenbaugh

Historic Columbia Foundation
Henry McMaster, John Sherrer, and Michael Bedenabugh

- Historic Preservation Awards -

The Rainwater Building
(L to R) Randy Key - Architect, Kerstin Nemec - BNC Holdings, Henry McMaster, and Michael Bedenbaugh

Trinity Church of Greenville
(L to R) Kyle Campbell - Preservation South, Lou Ellen Beckham Davis - LEB Glass, Rev. Toni Pate - Trinity Church, Henry McMaster, and Michael Bedenbaugh

522 Lady Street, Columbia
(L to R) Josh Boltinhouse, Scott Lambert, Kevin Steelman, and Allen Amsler of Lambert Architects
Henry McMaster, and Michael Bedenbaugh

1614, 1620 and 1626 Main St., Columbia
(L to R) Brian Johnston, Scott Lambert, Erica Hunter, Cindy Wright, and Scott Middleton of Lambert Architects

Henry McMaster, and Michael Bedenbaugh

Oakland Mill
(L to R) Henry McMaster, Billye West & Misty West - Oakland Mill Redevelopment LLC, 
and Michael Bedenbaugh

For more information, contact Michael Bedenbaugh, Executive Director, Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation,
at (803) 422-7838 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic structures of South Carolina through advocacy, education and networking. The Palmetto Trust is South Carolina's only statewide membership preservation organization. For more information, visit, or call (803) 422-7838.

Director Mike Bedenbaugh will talk about various projects on EVT radio on All Stations: Fri, Jan 09, 12 pm and News Stations: Sun, Jan 11, 4 pm.

Monday, 05 May 2014 11:41

Realtors: Sell Historic Properties

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The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation invites South Carolina licensed realtors to take a continuing education class for selling historic properties.  We have partnered with the Real Estate School of South Carolina and Real Estate Broker Liana Orr to bring you a detailed look at what you need to know about selling historic structures.

  • Tax Credits
  • Historic Landscaping
  • Red Flags
  • How to Research a Store Home Histories
  • Types of Historical Architecture

Call 803-791-3800 to Register or register online at

Once you have completed the course, you can register to sell properties on this site.  Register to be an Agent on this site

Date City  Location  Time Cost  
May 12 Columbia  101 Medical Cir.  1:30 to 5:30 PM $40 Register
May 21 Beaufort  Hilton Garden Inn 1500 Queen St.  1:30 to 5:30 PM $40 Register
May 27 Charleston  College of Charleston Stern student center Room 206  1:30 to 5:30 PM $40 Register
June 12 Greenville Hampton Inn, 15 Park Woodruff Dr. 1:30 to 5:30 PM $40 Register
June 14 Columbia 101 Medical Cir. 1:30 to 5:30 PM $40 Register
June 19 Columbia 101 Medical Cir. 1:30 to 5:30 PM $40 Register
June 28 Myrtle Beach Baywatch Resort and Conference Center, 2701 S. Ocean Blvd. 1:30 to 5:30 PM $40 Register

Mike Bedenbaugh's message to the Historic Aiken Foundation was simple: Take advantage of the Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act. The executive director of The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation spoke to the local organization during its fall meeting on Sunday afternoon at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church.
PROSPERITY, SC - November 4, 2013 - The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation will relocate its offices and staff to the historic Prosperity Depot.
Thursday, 03 October 2013 22:10

2013 Historic Preservation Awards Winners

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The 2013 Historic Preservation Awards Winners are in...Michael Allen, of Mount Pleasant, was awarded the 2013 Governor's Award.  Allen has been a major figure in promoting African American history and Gullah Geechee heritage in South Carolina throughout his career, and many more.
Thursday, 03 October 2013 21:18

New Bill Creates Incentives for Development

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On Tuesday June 11, Governor Haley signed into law the Abandoned Buildings Revitalization Act (ABRA) creating tremendous opportunity for towns, cities and counties in the state that have been blighted by empty and under utilized buildings.

Monday, 25 March 2013 14:25

Artist Windows in Greenwood

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 Here's a portion of the story from Uptown Greenwood News about the Greenwood Mill Office Building: Read the entire story here!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013 07:41

Greenwood - Demo Delay

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City Council delays vote on demolishing mill site buildings

Click here for complete article from

Sunday, 27 January 2013 14:00

2013 SC Preservation Awards

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2013 Preservation awards are almost here! South Carolinians work to preserve the state’s legacy will be awarded for thier efforts in Historical Preservation
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