May 31, 2018

Its been over two years since any human has stepped foot into Randolph Hall's nineteenth century observatory. It has been closed to the public for decades and most people have no idea it even exists. On May 24, 2018, however, after climbing through a hole in the buildi...

April 24, 2018

On Monday, April 23, 2018, BVL Historic Preservation Research was called on site as Director of Operations Anja Kelly discovered portions of the Sottile Theatre’s original 1927 interior wall décor stored in bubble wrap in the theater’s basement. These elements were mos...

July 22, 2017

Four thousand miles, seven days and one heck of an experience! With only one week to do it, Brittany of BVL Historic Preservation Research and husband Matt set out on a quest of lifetime: to travel as far west, to see as much of America as possible. From the Rockies to...

March 13, 2017

Step 1: long-term neglect. Step 2: structural failure. Step 3: demolition. Believe it or not, “Vacancy Vortex” is REAL in America’s best preserved city.

Described in 1992 as a “13-room pure Victorian" needing “just a few touches,” the Queen Anne dwelling at No. 15 Radcl...

March 1, 2017

I am not against development. I am against bad development. I support sensitive and sustainable development; one compatible to the natural and historic setting, and done with the community’s well-being and longevity in mind. I do not support stripping the land and comm...

February 20, 2017

Between 1957 and 1971, they paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Three of them to be exact. By 1971, nearly 90% of the nineteenth-century dwellings on Henrietta Street in downtown Charleston were demolished for surface parking. No. 27 Henrietta Street stands as one...

February 13, 2017

The building now known as the abandoned Laing Middle School is so much more than just an empty structure. It was constructed in 1953 as Laing High School, a school for Mt. Pleasant’s African-American population. According the News & Courier on Jan....

February 5, 2017

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina is one of America's fastest growing communities. Every day, the construction of housing developments, apartment buildings & shopping centers is approved & initiated, often times leaving elements of the old, original, TRUE Mt. Pleasant in it...

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