The South Carolina Picture Project

Charleston, SC | Image via mpeacockmedia

Have you heard of The South Carolina Picture Project? It’s a federally-recognized nonprofit organization working to preserve the photos + history of our state’s landmarks before they are gone for good. 

It’s used by 3,000+ people each day + is a resource for more than 1 million people each year. Think of it as a digital time capsule. The website houses 2,300+ SC landmarks, and there’s no plan to stop archiving our beautiful state any time soon. 

The five goals of the project are: 

🖼 To act as a permanent repository for photos + records of our states landmarks.

🖼 To celebrate all of the beauty of our state + strengthen SC pride.

🖼 To give students the ability to study + learn about our states history in a more accessible way – at no cost to students. 

🖼 To inspire travel throughout SC + in turn, boost the economy

🖼 To allow South Carolinians a way to contribute their own connections, stories, and memories of a location. 

To use this resource, visit the website to search and find landmarks by city, county, and type. Each page has photos + facts and figures available. Once you’ve learned all you need to know, plan a trip to the destination and be sure to take lots of photos and tag us using @CHStoday.

Here are some of the local gems you can find at SCPictureProject.org:

The Daniel Cannon House | Considered one of the finest Federal residences in all of Charleston.

Pirate House | Built circa 1740 as a double tenement home for Huguenot merchant Alexander Peronneau.

The William Aiken House | If you’ve spent any time downtown, you’ve surely seen this gorgeous yellow house — a premier event space + wedding venue.