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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.

Statewide Survey of Historic Properties

National Register of Historic Places

Historical Markers

Review and Compliance

Local Governments

Tax Incentives


Image of Historical Markers

Historical Markers: The dedication of the Francis Rapley Owings House marker in Laurens County.

Historic Property

Statewide Survey of Historic Properties:  A survey in Conway identified the Conway Residential Historic District, later listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Town Hall

National Register of Historic Places:  The Town Hall is part of the Ridgeway Historic District in Fairfield County.

McColl Block

Tax Incentives:  The McColl Block building on Main Street in Bennettsville was rehabilitated using tax credits.

Local Government

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.

Dept of Veteran'ss Affairs

Grants:  A planning grant helped fund a preservation plan for the McCollum-Murray House in Greeleyville, now a branch of the Williamsburg County Library.