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Historic Preservation

Welcome to the State Historic Preservation Office

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) encourages and facilitates the responsible stewardship of South Carolina's irreplaceable historic and prehistoric places. On this website, you will find information about the programs and services offered by the SHPO and links to historic property information.

Colonial Hites

Colonial-Hites Company, West Columbia, Lexington County
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, May 24, 2018

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2018 Preservation Conference Presentations

New Electronic Submission Requirements for Planning and Review and Compliance Surveys, SHPO Survey Form, and Master Survey Database  

Maintenance of the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office web pages is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, administered by the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. 
U.S. Department of the Interior regulations prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington DC 20240.

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