RECENT and ongoing historic preservation WORK

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Olympia Mill Village, Columbia

I co-authored a the nomination for Olympia Mill Village in Columbia, SC, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in November 2018. Built 1899-1903, the textile mill village is the most intact in Richland County and includes 486 resources. My partner on the nomination was Josi Ward and the Olympia Education Foundation supported the project.

1200 Main Street, Columbia

Supported by an Historic Preservation Grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission, I authored a nomination for the Union National Bank Building. Columbia, SC’s second skyscraper. William Augustus Edwards designed the building in 1912-13. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 2019.

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Five points, Columbia

With a Historic Preservation Grant from the Richland County Conservation Commission, I wrote a nomination for the 1920s commercial district of Five Points in Columbia, SC. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places with 84 resources in May 2019.


OTHER PRESERVATION AND PUBLIC HISTORY ACTIVITY

Principal and founder, Ward Brandt Consulting, a full-service historic preservation consulting firm (since 2016 with co-principal and co-founder Josi Ward)

Vice Chair, South Carolina State Board of Review for the National Register of Historic Places (2013-18)

Member of the Best of the South Preservation Award Committee, Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH, 2016-17 and Chair 2018)

Menokin Strategic Programming Advisory Council and Education Committee (since 2014)

Horseshoe Historic Preservation Committee, University of South Carolina (since 2012)

Co-Chair, Richard T. Greener Monument Committee (2012-2018)

Board Member, Columbia Development Corporation (since 2016)

Historic Columbia Preservation Committee (since 2014)

Historic Columbia Preservation Awards Committee (2015-2016, Chair 2017 and 2018)

Leader for tours on Bull Street campus, Mid-Century Modernism, and the SC State House Grounds, Historic Columbia (since 2012)

Determination of Eligibility Reports for South Carolina Army National Guard Armories at Dillon, Easley, Walterboro, Seneca, and Varnville, SC (Ward Brandt Consulting, 2016)

George Rogers Sculpture Committee, Department of Athletics, University of South Carolina (2015)

Consultant, “Down on Bull Street,” ETV documentary on the history of the South Carolina State Hospital (2015)

Advisor, “Designing Community: A Social and Design History of Charlottesville’s Pedestrian Downtown Mall,” a one-year National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Stewardship Grant focused on the work of the landscape architecture firm Lawrence Halprin and Associates in Charlottesville in the mid-1970s (2010)

“Woolen Mills Village Historic District,” a National Register of Historic Places nomination for a 19th-century industrial village in Charlottesville, VA (2009)

“Martha Jefferson Historic District,” a National Register of Historic Places nomination for a 19th-century streetcar suburb in Charlottesville, VA (2008)

With Daniel Bluestone, Cora Palmer, and Diane Dillon, “Pilsen Historic District,” a National Register of Historic Places nomination for a 19th-century immigrant neighborhood in Chicago, IL (2006)


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