Historic Preservation & Community Planning at College of Charleston

The HPCP major introduces history, theory & practice of historic preservation & necessary linking of preservation w/parallel issues in community planning.

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Built in 1803 by Gabirel Manigault for his brother, the Joseph Manigault House is locally and nationally significant as a well preserved example of Adam style architecture. The three story brick structure is set on a raised brick foundation, and the main facade has a two story porch with intricate doorways on both floors. A semicircular staircase projects from the opposite wall, and a semicircular porch projects from a sidewall. The interior has decorative molding, fireplace mantels, and cornices that reflect the style of Robert Adam. It was one of the first houses in Charleston that was not based on the standard single house or double house

Save College Lodge!! 12/17/2023

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Save College Lodge!! College Lodge/The Downtowner is one of the last recognizable mid-century examples of tourism architecture in Charleston. The Downtowner Motor Lodge was a part of a chain of hotels constructed beginning in 1958 (Memphis, TN). The hotel chain is important for bringing the motor lodge concept to urban....

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The Fireproof Building!

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The U.S. Customs House is one of Charlestons most remarkable buildings, as it reflects an important part of Charleston’s history as a port city.

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Today’s building spotlight is one of the best examples of Second Empire architecture in Charleston, the Wentworth Mansion!

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Architectural style of the day: Georgian!

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Today’s architectural style spotlight is Gothic Revival!

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Architectural style of the day! There are some beautiful examples of Art Deco around Charleston!

11/14/2023

Thank you from for speaking with some of our HPCP classes today! Students learned about the Walled City of Charleston and the work of the Walled City Task Force.

11/09/2023

Martha Zierden retirement lecture

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“On April 21, 1920, a group of citizens gathered here under the leadership of Susan Pringle Frost and formed the Society for the Preservation of Old Dwellings, the first locally based historic preservation group in the U.S. The society was instrumental to the creation of the nation’s first historic district in 1931. In 1956, the group was renamed the Preservation Society of Charleston to reflect a widening mission.”

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Our Architectural History and Historic Preservation in the Holy City Learning Community took a trip to McLeod Plantation yesterday. The students learned about the lives of people who lived and worked at McLeod during and after slavery. We are so thankful to be able to visit sites that preserve and recognize their historical significance.

11/02/2023

The fountain behind Randolph Hall is a favorite spot on campus. Students, faculty, and visitors alike love taking pictures with and of the fountain in Cougar Mall. Since it was built in 1975, the fountain has become a staple of our campus at the College!

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Some pictures of our walk to spooky spots around the peninsula! Starting off at Saint Michael’s Church and ending at the Old City Jail, students and faculty who joined heard eerie stories about Charleston.

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Here are some buildings around the College of Charleston campus that are rumored to be haunted. Happy early Halloween from the Historic Preservation and Community Planning program!

10/26/2023

Our monthly lunch with professors will be held at Saint Michael's Church Cemetery Broad St & Meeting St. Come join us for a spooky lunch!

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Some beautiful ironwork around campus!

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This beautiful Georgian style mansion is the President’s House at 6 Glebe Street! Originally the home of the first president of the College, Bishop Robert Smith, the President's House held the first ever classes of the College of Charleston. It was built in 1770 and later restored in 1961 by Herbert DeCosta after it was bought by the College of Charleston. Since then, it has been the home of every College of Charleston president.

10/19/2023

It's that time! Course registration for the spring semester starts soon. Majors and minors, check your email for information from your advisor about scheduling an appointment. HPCP majors are required to meet with their advisor!

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The Cistern Yard is another one of our favorite spots at the College! Surrounded by Randolph Hall, Towell Library, and Porter's Lodge, it is one of the most popular and historic areas. We can't wait to see students back from fall break in the Cistern tomorrow!

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A few highlights from our wonderful week with Marion and Greg Werkheiser of Cultural Heritage Partners as we presented them with the Simons Medal of Excellence. We were so fortunate to host such excellent recipients, and both students and faculty enjoyed getting to learn from them this week.

10/14/2023

The was awarded this week to one of the hardest working couples in the arena

10/11/2023

The Sottile House is one of our favorite buildings on campus! The home was built in 1890 by Samuel Wilson and later owned by Albert Sottile in 1912. The College of Charleston acquired the building in 1964 and used it as a residence for female students. It now serves as offices for the College's Division of Institutional Advancement.

10/10/2023

Join us this Thursday, October 12 in Maybank Hall at 5:30 p.m. to see Marion and Greg Werkheiser receive the Albert Simons Medal of Excellence. The award ceremony will be followed by a reception in Randolph Hall.

10/09/2023

Another successful studio day in the books!

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Today our HPCP 299 students began measuring the historic gas station at 80 Ashley Avenue. This structure provides important insight in to early 20th century architecture, when cars were becoming popular on the Charleston peninsula. Thanks to for allowing us to document this historic structure, before it goes on to its new future use!

09/25/2023

WITH A LECTURE BY THE RECIPIENTS ON
 
“Preservation Advocacy on K-Street”
 
Thursday, October 12, 2023 @ 5:30 PM
Maybank Hall, Room 100
165 Calhoun Street (Cougar Mall), Charleston, SC
Reception to Follow- Alumni Hall in Randolph Hall
RSVP- [email protected]
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09/25/2023

Join us this Wednesday, September 27 at the Addlestone Library (Rm. 127) at 6pm as we celebrate the newest publication of Prof. Christina Butler, titled Horse Power: Equine Culture in the Palmetto City. Prof Butler teaches in the HPCP department and the American College of the Building Arts, with research focus on the buildings and history of Charleston.

09/22/2023

We are so lucky to be able to walk by such gorgeous architecture each day on campus! Sometimes you just need to stop and appreciate the details.

09/22/2023

We had a wonderful afternoon yesterday wandering the campus with researcher and author Harlan Greene. Students are preparing historic property reports on campus buildings and this stroll helped inspire them to dig for the lesser known facts associated with each of these structures.

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