Preservation Society Now Accepting Nominations for 70th Carolopolis Awards
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2023
Sam Spence | 843.722.4630 ext. 23 | email@example.com
PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR
70TH CAROLOPOLIS AWARDS
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is accepting nominations for its annual Carolopolis Awards until September 15, 2023. Now in its 70th year, the Carolopolis Award is a time-honored tradition celebrating the Charleston community’s commitment to preserving its rich cultural history and architectural heritage.
From West Ashley to North Charleston to Sullivan’s Island, the Carolopolis Award recognizes the best of preservation across the Lowcountry to inspire lasting stewardship of our region’s historic places. The PSC invites homeowners, architects, contractors, and others to nominate their exceptional projects under the following five award categories:
CAROLOPOLIS AWARD – EXTERIOR:
Awarded for exceptional exterior rehabilitation, restoration, or preservation.
CAROLOPOLIS AWARD – INTERIOR:
Awarded in recognition of excellence in interior preservation of historic, publicly accessible buildings, including but not limited to civic and cultural buildings, as well as houses of worship.
CAROLOPOLIS AWARD – NEW CONSTRUCTION:
Awarded to bring focus to high-quality, compatible new construction projects within historic contexts. Residential, commercial, and mixed-use buildings are all eligible and must relate to the scale of surrounding, historic buildings.
CAROLOPOLIS AWARD – RESILIENCE:
Awarded to projects that sensitively adapt historic properties to changing climate conditions, while adhering to best practices for historic preservation, and retaining the integrity and character of the structure.
PRO MERITO AWARD:
Awarded to properties that received a Carolopolis at least 20 years ago and have maintained a high standard of preservation or have undergone a second, significant exterior rehabilitation or restoration.
About the Preservation Society of Charleston: Founded in 1920, the Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) is the oldest grassroots preservation organization in the nation. The PSC is more resilient than ever as it enters its second century serving as a strong advocacy leader for preserving Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods. For more information on the Preservation Society of Charleston, please visit www.preservationsociety.org.