Window Preservation

I participated in the window restoration class held by Historic Columbia along with a few other Cottontown folks. It was very interesting and I learned a lot regarding our windows and how to open and restore them. I’m working on a project and will share some...

Storm Drainage Update

Update on the work for Franklin St. We are continuing to work our way closer to the intersection of Wallace an Franklin st. We have a box to set today (reason for the large crane) and once that is in place we will drop back an start tying up some loose ends in Bull St...

Historic District Designation

Questions about historic district designations? Check out these links. More info to come in the form of a newsletter, on our webpage and FB. https://savingplaces.org/stories/10-on-tuesday-10-benefits-of-establishing-a-local-historic-district#.W24IEfZFwZx...

Calling Cottontown Residents

Our beautiful neighborhood has developed over decades and many of you have worked hard to build upon our historic significance and to insure it is recognized and sustained.  The Cottontown Planning Committee and the Cottontown Historic Committee are collaborating to...

2018 National Night Out

A big thank you to everyone that helped and participated with NNO!  My favorite part was – there were too many things. I enjoyed them all: snowcones, Miss South Carolina, the firetruck, watching the kids play and meeting neighbors. We collected a bunch of school...
9 p.m. Routine

9 p.m. Routine

Cottontown and 9 p.m. Routine Summer is here. Everyone is a little more relaxed and staying outside more. CPD warns us that looters are hanging around more too. Let’s remember to remove valuables, lock our cars, close garage doors and turn on porch lights to...
New Podcast for Columbia

New Podcast for Columbia

Columbia Calls is a podcast about Cola Culture…a podcast series made just for Soda City! Graduate student Laura will interview local cultural leaders on Columbia’s recent and future cultural development. Weekly episodes will address topics close to home, such as...
Old Bottles Unearthed On Wallace Street

Old Bottles Unearthed On Wallace Street

LAD Construction has been digging up a ton of old bottles on Wallace St. I had a wheelbarrow full and they are now in the hands of the SCDNR Heritage Trust Archaeologists. They will be used for teaching students K-12 and in the laboratory comparative collection for...
2018 Preservation Award Winners

2018 Preservation Award Winners

Historic Columbia.  We’re excited to announce the recipients of our 2018 Preservation Awards. Each May, in conjunction with National Preservation Month, we present these awards to celebrate the accomplishments of local property owners; professionals in the...
Storm Drainage Phase III

Storm Drainage Phase III

The storm drainage work is continuing on Wallace and going as planned.  Phase II is complete and they are now in Phase III. Wallace Street (Jefferson to Elmwood) Wallace Street at Jefferson is blocked off. The rest of Wallace is now open but keep in mind the road is...