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Title Preservation Follows Understanding: New Discoveries in Charleston Architecture / Pivotal Moments in the Preservation of a City [DVD]
Author Poston, Jonathan H., 1954-
Summary One of several sessions of the Architectural Forum, held as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Historic Charleston Foundation.

Two presentations:

"Preservation Follows Understanding: New Discoveries in Charleston Architecture" (Jonathan Poston, Director of Preservation, HCF). Traces the evolution of the scholarship of Charleston architecture and discusses his newly published book "The Buildings of Charleston."

"Pivotal Moments in the Preservation of a City" (Charles Duell, President, Middleton Foundation). Discusses several pivotal periods in the development of historic preservation in Charleston: establishment of the Society for the Preservation of Old Dwellings (1920); adoption of the first historic zoning ordinance (1931); publication of This is Charleston and the establishment of Historic Charleston Foundation and its house tours (1940s); Francis Edmunds named Executive Director of HCF (1955); Charleston Hotel and "Three Sisters" demolished leads to an amendment of the zoning ordinance (1960s); Charleston's tricentennial year, the opening of the Mills House, National Trust conference, Feiss-Wright architectural study, 1974 preservation plan, etc. (early 1970s); election of Mayor Riley, expansion of the Old and Historic District, Drayton Hall becomes part of National Trust (late 1970s); future of Charleston Place resolved, full-time preservation officer hired by City (1983); Hurricane Hugo recovery, HCF takes over the Aiken-Rhett House and McLeod Plantation and purchases the Gibbes House and Mulberry Plantation, the Calhoun Street Corridor (1990s).
Call No. NA108 .C4 A732 1997b
Publication/Copyright Date 1997
Publisher Historic Charleston Foundation
Alternate Title(s) Architectural Forum on the Threshold of a New Millennium
The Challenge of Historic Preservation in Charleston
Today and Tomorrow: The Challenge of Historic Preservation
Past is Prologue: The History of Our Accomplishments
Additional Author(s) Duell, Charles
Subjects Historic preservation--South Carolina--Charleston
Architecture--South Carolina--Charleston
Notes Full title of forum series: Architectural Forum on the Threshold of a New Millennium. "The Challenge of Historic Preservation in Charleston."
Saturday, November 8, 1997.
Today and Tomorrow: The Challenge of Historic Preservation: Past is Prologue: The History of Our Accomplishments.
Presented at the Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC.

Produced by IVS Video, Inc. (Charleston, SC).

Two presentations:

Preservation Follows Understanding: New Discoveries in Charleston Architecture
Pivotal Moments in the Preservation of a City
Series Historic Charleston Foundation Architectural Forum (50th Anniversary)
Object Type Videodisc
Object ID # 2015.002.053