From its inception inside a South Battery drawing room a century ago, the group now known as the Preservation Society of Charleston has always had a lot more passion than cents, or dollars.
As the society begins its next century — one in which Charleston will undoubtedly face continued challenges not only to its architectural legacy and historic fabric but also to its residents’ quality of life — we’re glad to see that changing in a big way.
During the past year, as its centennial approached (and largely before the pandemic arrived), the Preservation Society was able to launch its first significant capital campaign, raising $5.5 million toward its $6 million goal.
The society plans to use half the money to double its advocacy staff to six employees, some of whom will focus on newer parts of the city, such as Johns Island, West Ashley and the Cainhoy peninsula. While