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5:16 am on Monday June 17, 2013

Faded Charleston paint and the science of original colors

Always beige, or just faded? It's forensic surgery, but for buildings.
2:23 am on Wednesday May 2, 2012

Charleston Architects' Redesign of Classic Marquee Makes National List

The Atlanta Cities names Sottile Theatre marquee as one of North America’s Most Distinctive May 2, 2012 (Charleston, SC) –  The redesign of the Sottile Theatre marquee in downtown Charleston, SC, a collaboration of architects Whitney Powers and...
4:00 am on Monday August 23, 2010

Downtown landmark to be restored, turned into one-acre park

Image by Port of CharlestonOne of the most curious and historical landmarks in downtown Charleston, the crumbling facade of Bennett's Rice Mill between East Bay Street and the Charleston Harbor, will soon undergo a much needed restoration. In an...
9:42 am on Thursday January 7, 2010

City Market construction is underway

Image by Flickr user alykat The first phase of City Market construction work began this week to restore the open sheds between Church and State streets.
7:37 am on Tuesday October 6, 2009

Decades after closing, one East Side church is back and has a mission

Image by Flickr user drpImage by 20091006-episcopal.jpg St. John's Chapel has seen little use in the past several decades, but after nearly $2 million and lots of sweat equity, the church is ready to come back.  But those heading up the effort want...
5:02 am on Monday August 17, 2009

In photos: North Charleton's old Navy power house

Image by Robert DonovanImage by 20090817-powerplant.jpg On Saturday, August 15, photographer Robert Donovan took some wonderful shots of the old Navy base's power house in North Charleston. Hop on over to his Flickr profile to take a look. The...
4:22 am on Tuesday August 11, 2009

Inside and out, the old Power House is ready for a remake

Image by North CharlestonImage by 20090811-powerhouse.jpg The old Power House when it wasn't so old. The old Power House in North Charleston recently had new life breathed into its exterior when massive mechanical additions were pulled from its...
5:22 am on Monday July 13, 2009

Historic mill facade still on shaky ground

Image by Library of CongressImage by 20090713-rice-mill.jpgIn today's Post and Courier, Robert Behre writes about the iconic Bennett Rice Mill facade that sits on port land just behind the Harris Teeter. [gmap markers=blue::32.78507371930769,-79....
5:27 am on Saturday June 27, 2009

A little elbow grease later, the old powerhouse is revealed

Image by Jim Augustin/City of North CharlestonImage by 20090627-after.jpg For some fun, toss in your favorite photo-editing program to compare before and after. The restoration of the powerhouse on the former Charleston Navy Base got visibly...
5:03 am on Monday June 22, 2009

Group aims to save forgotten Confederate Statehouse

Image by The Dawkins HouseImage by 20090622-union.jpg The Dawkins House in Union was the last Statehouse of Confederate South Carolina.The Dawkins House is the little-known last Confederate Statehouse of South Carolina, and it sits rotting away...