Date: 4/27/2017 | Time: 6:00 PM
HCF CELEBRATES 70th Anniversary
Charter Day Celebration April 27
The public is invited to join Historic Charleston Foundation in celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding on Thursday, April 27, at 6 pm at 40 East Bay Street. There will be a cocktail reception immediately following. Each Charter Day, the Foundation recognizes organizations and individuals who have made contributions in protecting Charleston’s irreplaceable historic buildings, neighborhoods, and other special sites. Congratulations to this year's award winners:
The Samuel Gaillard Stoney Conservation Craftsmanship Award recognizes craftspeople who have kept alive the tradition of excellence in the building trades for which Charleston is renowned. This year's honoree will be:
Jim is a skilled restoration contractor with a large body of stellar work in Charleston, including working for many years with Charleston County on the old Courthouse, the Judicial complex, and more recently the Confederate Home on a complicated renovation and stabilization.
The Robert N.S. and Patti Foos Whitelaw Award recognizes citizens whose work embodies the spirit of achievement and high expectations that were the highlight of the Whitelaws’ efforts to preserve Charleston’s streetscapes, neighborhoods, and public buildings. This year's honorees will be:
1 Broad Street, Mark Beck, owner
This is a historic tax credit project in which the owner and his team, including NBM construction, have gone the extra mile to preserve the building and make it a viable part of the Broad Street corridor once again through mixed uses. It will house a restaurant on the ground floor, offices on the 2nd floor, and the owners residence on the top floor.
334 Meeting Street, The Dewberry (Rivers Federal Building), John Dewberry, owner
At a time when many had written it off, HCF made the case that The Rivers Federal Building was worth saving as an example of Charleston mid-century, "Great Society” architecture. The style is now celebrated and is receiving critical acclaim as a trend-setting hotel and highly desired gathering space for the community.
179 Rutledge Avenue, The Elizabeth Rivers Lewine House for Global Studies, Ashley Hall, owner
This house underwent a two-year renovation by Evans and Schmidt and Trident Construction and now houses Ashley Hall’s international boarding students and functions as its center for Global studies. Construction on the house was begun in 1876 and its spectacular interiors have been preserved.
135 Meeting Street, Gibbes Museum of Art
After a 2 year, $13.5 million renovation, the Gibbes has re-emerged as a dynamic community arts center. The renovation included an education center with classrooms, artist studios, lecture and event spaces, a café and a museum store. The exterior was taken back to its early 20th century appearance and the museum opens to a garden in the back, part of the city’s historic Gateway Walk. There are more than 600 works from the permanent collection on display and the museum’s first floor is open to the public free of charge.
The 70th Anniversary Charter Day celebration is generously sponsored by Handsome Properties, Wells Fargo, and Gilchrist/Bissell Raymond James.
40 East Bay Street