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Edmunds Endangered Property Fund

We were the first organization in the country to develop a revolving fund as a preservation strategy. Through this Property Fund, we seek to purchase, stabilize and re-sell historic properties with protective covenants.

Our first revolving fund work was directed toward the Ansonborough neighborhood on the peninsula. Over several decades, the program helped rehabilitate more than 80 structures throughout the neighborhood.

We continue to purchase and protect important historic buildings across the Charleston historic district and beyond to ensure their preservation in perpetuity. Lauded nationwide, our program also serves as a model for other preservation organizations throughout the country.

From the Collection: By Way of Paris with Promise of Funds

This small notepaper from the Hotel Ritz in Paris is one of the tiny treasures in the Margaretta Childs Archives. The massive campaign for the Edmunds Revolving Fund in the…

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Saving Mary Smith From Spinsterhood

In the 18th century, spinsters – unmarried women over the “appropriate age to be married” (about 25) – were¬† generally marginalized by society and marriage prospects were almost nil. It…

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