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Nominations Open For The 2019 Preservation Awards

Jan 29, 2019 11:27AM ● By Kathleen Maris
Photo: 2018 Adaptive Use Winner. Built in the aftermath of the Civil War, John C. Seegers' and Christopher C. Habenicht's saloon and brewery opened in late 1865. Today, the narrow, Italianate style building houses Lula Drake Wine Parlour, Pilates Bodies By Victoria, and the Pastor's Study.

Historic Columbia is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Preservation Awards. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 11.

Help Historic Columbia recognize the commendable efforts of citizens of Columbia and Richland County by nominating projects that fall into the following categories:

  • Preservation/Restoration

Historically significant structures restored to their original design and function.

  • Adaptive Use

Structures rehabilitated with sensitivity to the historic fabric that function in a way that is different from its original intent.

  • New Construction in an Historic Context

New buildings in an historic district adjacent to or within existing historic structures that complement the historic context.

  • Preservation Leadership

Nominations in this category will recognize an individual, corporation, governmental agency, community, or neighborhood association that has contributed to the advancement of historic preservation in the region.

Nominations should be limited to projects completed within the last five years and located in Columbia and Richland County. Only completed projects will be considered. Nominations are due by Monday, Feb. 11. Recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 1.

Nomination forms are available at or by emailing

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