County officials and architectural historians from Brockington and Associates, one of the largest cultural resource management consultants in the United States, will be holding the public information meeting to share information about the survey effort, answer questions, and collect information from the public about Greenville County’s history and historic architectural resources.
The survey team is particularly interested in suggestions of architectural resources to be included in the study that may meet the survey criteria of being more than 50 years old, architecturally or historically interesting, and located in an unincorporated area of the county.
The meeting is scheduled for January 17 from 1 – 4 p.m. 2013 at the Hughes Main Library in Meeting Room “C”.
If you are unable to attend the meeting and have questions about the project or would like to submit a historic architectural resource for consideration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your presence and participation is requested.
Public Meeting for Greenville County Historic Resources Survey starts at 1pm on Thursday, January 17, 2013, Conf. Room C at the Hughes Main Library
Greenville County Rec. District and the County of Greenville are kicking off the 2013 Historic Resources Survey. Brockington and Associates will be conducting an 18-month long inventory and comprehensive survey (up to 1100 properties) of our County’s important cultural and historical sites. This is an important step forward to help develop a plan to save our priceless rich cultural and heritage resources. The resource survey will bring our County up to par with the state and federal guidelines for the completion of a Historic Resource Survey of sites. The Historic Resource Survey benefit local tourism development, property owners seeking a nomination for their properties to be listed on the National Historic Register, organizations applying for historic preservation funding, and educational opportunities for local museums and universities. Most importantly, it will help to foster local opportunities for citizens, businesses, civic organizations, and public entities to promote local asset-based economic investment in our communities.
If you have a friend who is interested in our history or know of a potential historical site in Greenville County, please bring your list to the meeting.
For questions please contact Ty Houck at email@example.com or Dan Powell at 467-7287
The following is the text of a press release from Greenville’s Recreation District regarding their Historic Site Inventory, which was mentioned here earlier:
Historic Site Inventory
Greenville Rec has received a grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History to study, categorize, and record more than 1,200 historic sites in the unincorporated areas of Greenville County. Brockington & Associates, one of the largest cultural resource management consultants in the United States, has been retained to complete the inventory.
“Our county has unique historic treasures and oral histories to be shared, “said Greenville Rec’s Ty Houck. “The study will identify historic sites and other cultural properties. Using this information we will be able to preserve our community identity as we continue to grow as a county.”
Brockington & Associates will encourage public participation in the project through community meetings where they will outline the criteria of their work. Individuals who would like to submit potential historic sites for consideration may also email firstname.lastname@example.org. The inventory is expected to be completed by August 2013.
Greenville Rec currently owns several historic sites including Campbell’s Covered Bridge and manages the Poinsett Bridge Preserve. For more information visit www.greenvillerec.com or call Ty Houck at 288-6470 (141).
This may be of interest to Greenville County members of CUSCH: according to a brief piece published recently in the Greenville News, “Greenville Rec has received a grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History to study, categorize and record more than 1,200 historic sites in the unincorporated areas of Greenville County. Brockington & Associates, one of the largest cultural resource management consultants in the nation, has been retained to complete the inventory. To submit potential historic sites for consideration, email email@example.com.”