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Historic Charleston Foundation

November 2017
With an eye toward the future as much as the past, Historic Charleston Foundation’s outgoing CEO, Katharine “Kitty”...

November 2017
Meet a pair of philanthropists making a big impact in their adopted home city

May 2017
Activism, art, and a flood of urgency inform and awaken the work of Mary Edna Fraser

May 2017
Local gallery owner Ann Long Merck’s meticulously preserved and classically appointed pre-Revolutionary residence is a...

April 2017
Want an entryway that makes a good first impression? Follow the lead of CHD Interiors’ Karsen Hood to create a...

April 2017
From their downtown single house and courtyard garden, Monica and Ken Seeger adopt an inclusive entertaining policy

March 2017
What’s happening this month?

March 2017
Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens celebrates its 70th season

January 2017
With five hotels under construction and 11 more approved and in the pipeline to add to the current inventory of nearly...

December 2016
Celebrated floral designers team up for a December 3 wreath workshop 

Wilma Maiers is ready to decorate her walking cane and don her Christmas tree hat to make the Holy City holidays all...

November 2016
Web developer Rich Yessian’s home in the sky makes for a rare modern addition to downtown’s historic landscape

November 2016
Dedicated members of a church youth group create a thriving community hub, the Romney Urban Garden 

May 2016
The owners of High Wire Distilling Co. imbue a 19th-century single house with soulful folk art  

April 2016
This month, load up on inspiration, information, and plenty of plants at events around town

March 2016
Building Skills Now trains valuable new workers.

March 2016
Dying to bring some spring vibrance to the wintery landscape? Start with a brightly blooming mailbox planter

February 2015
Martha Zierden shares a glimpse inside her world as The Charleston Museum’s curator of historical archaeology

August 2015
To commemorate Charleston’s 40th anniversary, we honor 40 influential people and groups whose vision, passion, focus,...

July 2015
Preservation Society executive director Kristopher King seeks to dovetail the past with progress in his favorite city

May 2015
In Wraggborough, an archetypical Charleston single is respectfully updated for modern living  

April 2015
Breathing new life into the Gadsden House—and its gates  

January 2015
40 Ideas to Better Yourself—and Your City—in 2015

January 2015
In the French Quarter, a preservation-minded couple restores two adjoined 19th-century townhomes into a graceful single...

January 2015
King Street’s ”Sky Residence”

November 2014
As he heads down the homestretch, Mayor Riley seems to be gaining steam. He may need it

September 2014
Alfred Crabtree, master silversmith and brassmonger, has been tending Charleston’s treasures for decades

September 2014
For 57 years, Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) has been saving endangered downtown homes through a ground-breaking...

February 2014
Heard the term “freedman’s cottage” used to refer to a one-room-wide, single-story home on the peninsula? Well, it’s...

January 2014
Wisdom for the Challenges Ahead