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Dig Into The Research

Every Building Tells a Story

One of the many ways Historic Charleston Foundation seeks to protect Charleston's architectural, historical and cultural integrity is through scholarly research and documentation.

The Margaretta Childs Archives consists primarily of property records for hundreds of historic buildings, homes and plantations in Charleston and the Lowcountry, including historical and architectural information, deed/title research, news clippings, archaeological reports, photographs, architectural drawings, plats and maps.

The Research Library contains books, pamphlets, technical reports and videos pertaining to architecture, historic preservation, Charleston and South Carolina history, archaeology, building arts, decorative arts and gardens.

Archives & Research News

The Lost Architecture: December Edition

December’s “Name That Building” elicited a mixed response, with only two correct identifications from them all. Congratulations to Sallie Avice du Buisson, whose name was selected at random. The answer…

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The Lost Architecture: November Edition

Last month’s NTB received another large response! Congratulations to Suzie Callaway, whose name was selected at random.The answer is The Marcus Building at 2 Broad Street. The building that had…

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Historic Charleston Foundation’s Oral History Program

Historic Charleston Foundation’s Oral History Program began in 2003 as an initiative which grew from the realization that Charleston was rapidly losing members of the generation involved with the founding…

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