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HISTORICAL LANDMARKS COMMISSION

Historical Landmarks CommissionHistorical Landmarks such as the Darlington Memorial Center, Dargan House, Wilds-Edwards House, Carnegie Library and Grove Hill Cemetery reflect our rich history.  The Historical Landmarks Commission works to preserve the traditional character of homes and buildings in our community.

The Architecture seen in the historical districts of the City of Darlington display the designs and features in vogue during the late 1800s era.  The homes today still depict the traditional character, and the Historical Landmarks Commission works passionately to keep the architectural historical elements alive today.

Was your historic property damaged during Hurricane Florence?

Grants are available to assist property owners. Applicants can apply for assistance making repairs to historic properties with documented damage resulting from Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Any individual, corporation, non-profit organization, or institution in South Carolina may apply. There is no match required.

S.C. Department of Archives & History

Find the application online here.

  • Award Amount: $10,000 to $250,000
  • Application Deadline: July 30
  • Grants Awarded: Fall 2020
  • Grant-Funded Activity: Begins AFTER Dec. 1

For more information, contact Brad Sauls, 803-896-6172.

BOARD MEMBERS

Mr. Steve Abbott – Term Expires June 30, 2021
Ms. Rosanne Brasington – Term Expires June 30, 2021
Mr. George Chase – Term Expires June 30, 2020
Mrs. Catherine Howle – Term Expires June 30, 2020
Mrs. Rose Pruitt – Term Expires June 30, 2020
Ms. Kay Pierson, chair – Term Expires June 30, 2021
Mr. Keith Taylor – Term Expires June 30, 2020
OPEN SEAT – Term Expires June 30, 2021
OPEN SEAT – Term Expires June 30, 2020

>APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
>APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF NO EFFECT
GROUP INFORMATION:

Time & Day: Quarterly @ 5:30 p.m. First Monday of the second month of the quarter (Feb, May, Aug, Nov).  Called meetings are held as-needed.
Location: City Hall Courtroom (400 Pearl St.)
For more information, contact the Planning Department: (843) 398-4000 x103
rock@cityofdarlington.com

>MEETING MINUTES

FEB 2020 MINUTES *DRAFT

2019 MINUTES
2018 MINUTES
2017 MINUTES

CONSIDERING IMPROVEMENTS TO YOUR HISTORIC HOME?

If you are in one of the City’s historic districts OR your home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, you will need approval from the Historic Landmarks Commission prior to making any changes.

Submit an Application for a Certificate of Appropriateness, and staff will schedule a meeting for the commission to review your request. The fee for this application is $65, payable to City of Darlington, at the time of application. This covers the cost of notification and advertisement of the meeting as required by state law.

If you are not making any changes to your historic property but simply need to make repairs or paint, submit an Application for a Certificate of No Effect prior to beginning work.  There is no fee for this application.

For both applications, supporting data (sketches, drawings, photo or snapshot, architect’s plans, site plan, etc.) must be submitted.

STATE HISTORIC INCOME TAX CREDIT LAW AMENDED

On June 9, 2015, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law changes to the South Carolina state income tax credits for historic preservation projects. These changes include an option for taxpayers with income-producing projects to elect a 25% state income tax credit (capped at $1 million credit), and using the credits in three years instead of five years.  You may read more about the Tax Incentives here.  More about South Carolina preservation laws can be found here.

New Digital Guidebook to South Carolina Historical Markers

The South Carolina Historical Marker Program is pleased to announce a digital Guidebook to South Carolina Historical Markers for Winter 2019 is now online. The guidebook includes the text of all state historical markers approved by SCDAH since the program’s establishment over 80 years ago, as well as lists of markers by select subjects and time periods, an FAQ section, and application information. For more information on the Historical Marker Program, please contact Edwin Breeden at ebreeden@scdah.sc.gov, 803-896-6182.

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