Programs of the State Historic Preservation Office
The South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) provides programs and services to help identify, document, and care for historic buildings and sites in the Palmetto State.
Historical Markers: The dedication of the Francis Rapley Owings House marker in Laurens County.
Statewide Survey of Historic Properties: A survey in Conway identified the Conway Residential Historic District, later listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places: The Town Hall is part of the Ridgeway Historic District in Fairfield County.
Tax Incentives: The McColl Block building on Main Street in Bennettsville was rehabilitated using tax credits.
Local Governments: The SHPO supports local government preservation programs through training and grants. Here, staff speak at a City of Columbia workshop for homeowners in local historic districts.
Grants: A planning grant helped fund a preservation plan for the McCollum-Murray House in Greeleyville, now a branch of the Williamsburg County Library.