Preservation Society of Charleston’s – Seven To Save

An important vernacular building type in Charleston, the “single cottage” form is being lost throughout the city by demolition and inappropriate alterations that erode character-defining features. In 2012, the Preservation Society of Charleston listed the cottages on their Seven to Save which “is an outreach program designed to preserve vulnerable historic and cultural resources in the Charleston area through education and public awareness”.

Seven to Save is an outreach program designed to preserve vulnerable historic and cultural resources in the Charleston area through education and public awareness. Because each project poses unique challenges, we work toward creative solutions tailored to the specific issues at hand, often leading to collaboration with partners in the community. When a project reaches a successful outcome, it is rolled off the list, and a new at-risk resource is added.