- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A handful of projects, organizations and individuals have received awards for preserving historic sites in South Carolina.

Last week, the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation presented these awards during a ceremony at the Statehouse. The 2016 Historic Preservation Awards were selected by a committee including representatives from the Palmetto Trust Board and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and presented by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster.

Five projects received Historic Preservation Honor Awards, which celebrate successful and exemplary preservation projects around the state. Several projects, including the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival Association, also received Historic Preservation Service Awards.

The City of Columbia received the Stewardship Award for work in rehabilitating City Hall, originally constructed in the 1870s.

George W. McDaniel of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust received the Governor’s Award.

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