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67th Carolopolis Awards

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227 Nassau St. before and after | Photos provided

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Anna-Catherine Carroll + Erin Minnigan of the Preservation Society of Charleston are here to talk about the 67th Carolopolis Awards and share before + after photos of the winning projects.

Since 1953, the Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) has celebrated the very best of preservation in Charleston and the Lowcountry through the Carolopolis Award program. After nearly 70 years and more than 1,400 awards given, the Carolopolis Award has become as much a part of the fabric of the city as the buildings and structures it honors.

This year’s award winners represent a diverse array of projects, from Hollywood to Hampton Park. As one of the largest groups of winners to date, this year’s 18 incredible projects include awards for historic rehabilitations of both exteriors and interiors.

These success stories demonstrate the value Charleston’s community places on historic preservation – and that is something the PSC is honored to highlight each year. Through the Carolopolis Awards program, individual property owners and project teams are recognized for going the extra mile to protect what makes Charleston special.

Founded in 1920 by Susan Pringle Frost, the Preservation Society of Charleston is the oldest grassroots preservation organization in America. The Society is more resilient than ever as it enters its second century of recognizing, protecting, and advocating for the Lowcountry’s historic places, while serving as a strong advocacy leader for citizens concerned about preserving Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods.

Here are the 2021 Carolopolis Award recipients: 

5 Cumberland Street

Interior Carolopolis Award + Exterior Carolopolis Award

5 Cumberland St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Kinsale, LLC
Architect: David Richards, Architect
Contractor: Crest Industries

5 Warren Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

5 Warren St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Joe Rice
Architect: Simons Young + associates
Contractor: Unique Constructors

20 South Battery

Pro Merito Award

20 South Battery before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Jack Schaeffer
Architect: Tommy Manuel Architect
Contractor: In a Pinch Construction

23 Montagu Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

23 Montagu St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Trapp Lewis
Architect: Samuel S. Logan Architects
Contractor: Renew Urban Charleston

69 Meeting Street

Pro Merito Award

69 Meeting St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Julie and Rowan Taylor
Architect: e.e. fava architects
Contractor: OMNI Services

79 Anson Street

Pro Merito Award

79 Anson St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Chris and Debbie Swain
Architect: Glenn Keyes Architects
Contractor: Gochnauer Construction

84 Cannon Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

84 Cannon St. before and after | Photos provided

85 Spring Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

85 Cannon St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: BBRE 85 Spring Street
Architect: Stephen Ramos

132 East Bay Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

132 East Bay St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Eve and Matthew Barkley
Engineer: Bennett Preservation Engineering
Contractor: Huss Construction | UpSouth Masonry

133 Cannon Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

133 Cannon St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Tift Properties
Designer: Andrew Gould
Contractor: Arnett Construction

150 Wentworth Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

150 Wentworth St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Architect: Julia F. Martin Architects
Contractor: Dow Incorporated
Engineer: Constantine Engineering Associates

227 Nassau Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

227 Nassau St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Nancy Eckstein
Developer: Mulberry Street Development
Architect: Glenn Keyes Architects
Contractor: Rockwell Construction

288 King Street

Pro Merito Award

288 King St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Blas-Milani Real-Estate Holdings
Architect: Bill Huey + Associates
Contractor: Renew Urban Charleston
Engineer: ADC Engineering

496 Huger Street

Exterior Carolopolis Award

496 Huger St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner/Contractor: T. Dyllan and Anna Rankin
Architect: Elizabeth Drake
Engineer: SK Structural Engineers
Contractor: Flyway Construction

635 East Bay Street

Pro Merito Award

635 East Bay St. before and after | Photos provided

Owner: TERAS, LLC
Architect: Constantine Architecture
Contractor: Artis Construction | Atrium Builders | Renaissance South Construction Co. | UpSouth Masonry
Engineer: Bennett Preservation Engineering
Conservator: Frances Ford

Kahol Kadosh Beth Elohim

Interior Carolopolis Award

Kahol Kadosh Beth Elohim before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Kahol Kadosh Beth Elohim
Architect: Glenn Keyes Architects
Contractor: Dillon Construction |The Ways of Wood | Rhode Construction | Koozer Painting

Sottile Theatre

Interior Carolopolis Award

Sottile Theatre before and after | Photos provided

Owner: College of Charleston
Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith
Contractor: AJAX Building Company
Engineering: Bennett Preservation Engineering
Conservator: Rogers Art Conservation

Yonges Island Post Office

Exterior Carolopolis Award

Yonges Island Post Office before and after | Photos provided

Owner: Stevens Towing Company
Architect: e.e. fava architects
Contractor: Johnston Contracting

Nomination forms for the 68th Carolopolis Awards will be available on the PSC website this June. Find more information about the Carolopolis initiative here.