Master Preservationist Program-Day Six. Preservation Law, Upper King St and a Challenge for Local Architects

Little did I know that two of the buildings that were part of my daily life in New York, would have such wide-reaching influence in preservation law in Charleston.  I also did not know that Upper King St has many buildings designed by one of Charleston's most pre-eminent architects.  And ANOTHER thing I did not know was that no one has ever proposed something other than demolition for the former Charleston Library.  Humph... So now I do know, and now so shall you.  In Day 6 of our Master Preservationist Program, our topic was Preservation Law - how it came to be, what influences it and ...click to read more...

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6 Responses to Master Preservationist Program-Day Six. Preservation Law, Upper King St and a Challenge for Local Architects

  1. Ryan Jackson says:

    Kristin, I could not agree more with your sentiments regarding the old library building. This is exactly the type of thing that people will regret losing in the decades to come when styles evolve & fashions change. The last thing Charleston needs is another hotel/neoclassical building, and your rough sketch shows the wonderful possibilities of that space (I especially love the outdoor tables – we need more of those!). I hope people will see this and re-examine what makes our city beautiful and unique.

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