Commercial Renovation — 137 President Street

Architect: Prescon Architectural Design
Location: 137 President Street, Charleston

The building located at 137 President Street recently underwent a complete renovation. A new structural system was installed on both the interior and exterior walls, including the foundation system. The downstairs is intended for commercial use, while the upstairs houses one luxury apartment. The second floor porches were restored to their original state and new steel stairs connect the two levels. The first floor includes a handicap restroom facility, as well as a converted historical pump station circa 1910 1920, that was converted into a circular sitting area.

The Preservation Society of Charleston honored the building at 137 President Street with a 2005 Carolopolis Award in the category of Exterior Rehabilitation. Exterior Rehabilitation is defined as the process of restoring a property through repair, alterations, and additions while preserving the features which convey its historical, cultural or architectural values. The Preservation Society of Charleston created the Carolopolis Award program in 1953 to recognize buildings that have been preserved, restored, rehabilitated or are outstanding examples of new construction. The plaque, a slightly modified reproduction of the seal of the City of Charleston, is placed on buildings that have been honored with this the Carolopolis Award.

Recipient of the 2005 PACE Award.
The award was presented by the Charleston Regional Business Journal and other event sponsors. This prestigious award honors the best projects in the lowcountry by recognizing the team responsible for the success of the project. The building located at 137 President Street in downtown Charleston, gained the attention of the Business Journal for its design and impact on the surrounding community. Developers, Owners, Architects, Engineers and General Contractors who are members in good standing of any professional association were eligible to submit projects.

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