Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Discussion of the Blackwood Bungalow...and why (or why not) it should be saved


We are so glad our restoration of the Blackwood Bungalow has sparked (heated) debate about whether or not the project is worth doing....and why. Many thanks to Spartanburg Spark who has hosted the discussion, and for author Christopher George who has enlightened us on the dark history of Governor I.C. Blackwood, former resident of 232 Hydrick Street.

Please read the posts to learn more, and join in the discussion about preservation of homes and history.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Restoring the past for the future....232 Hydrick Street

Today launched the next step of our biggest residential project to date, the restoration of 232 Hydrick Street, otherwise known as the Governor Blackwood Bungalow. The story hit the front page of our local Spartanburg Herald-Journal (above the fold, at that!): http://www.goupstate.com/article/20090622/ARTICLES/906221008/1083/ARTICLES?Title=Preservation-Trust-to-begin-work-on-governor-s-home

Just as the economy was looking grim, and our prospects for raising in-kind donations from local businesses slim, the feature story has added wind back in our sails. Many thanks to the local media and local businesses for pledging their support and following the project. So far, Clement Lumber, Grasstenders, and Hodge Carpets have promised to assist with the project!

Ken Pangel of MP Services, LLC will be handling the reconstruction of the home!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

For the history lover, neighbor, or DAD...

Searching for good Father's Day Gifts?
Racking your brain to find a unique way to honor your dad this Father's Day?

The Preservation Trust has a solution for you....and it doesn't involve a tattoo parlor!

Donate to your favorite non-profit organization (that's us, of course), and pick up a classy donation card for your loved one (or have us mail it directly to the recipient!).
The gift of a donation is a gift that keeps on giving...great for that special dad in your life who loves history, architecture, construction, Hampton Heights, or Spartanburg!

If you are interested, give us a call today...we'll help you make it happen!