historic photo - Chrleston, South Carolina
Conservation Planning: The Road Less Traveled

View of the historic South Battery area in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1931, Charleston passed the first preservation ordinance in the United States to safeguard architecture and neighborhoods that "serve as visible reminders of the historical and cultural heritage of the city, the state, and the nation." Photo: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, HABS, Reproduction Number HABS SC, 10-CHAR, 341-5.