September 28, 2023


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Garvin-Garvey Property renovation gets fourth condition award

The Garvin-Garvey House, built circa 1870 by Cyrus Garvin, aka Garvey, is thought to be the oldest home built by freed slaves in Bluffton.

The town of Bluffton’s rehabilitation of the Garvin-Garvey House was regarded previous month with its fourth statewide award considering that the project’s 2017 completion.

The South Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIASC) awarded Charleston historic preservation agency Meadors Inc. a Citation Award for Adaptive Reuse and Preservation for the task at its yearly award ceremony in November, the city mentioned. 

The town contracted Meadors Inc. and its architects and historic preservationists for study and the blueprint for the Garvey-Garvey House’s preservation and rehabilitation.

Members of the AIASC award panel claimed, “The Garvin-Garvey Property was on the verge of collapse. The rehabilitation represented an intense and comprehensive investigation of the remnants to realize the original design and its facts.

“This investigation led to its restoration and the reconstruction of big parts of the household to bring back again to its initial form. The layout business should be counseled for its amount of exertion and motivation to preserving an essential element of our heritage.”