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.
Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is excited to announce the purchase of 80 Ashley Avenue, the former Century Service Station, through its Frances R. Edmunds Endangered Properties Fund. This fund was…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More