Historic Beaufort Foundation
PRESERVING BEAUFORT’S PAST FOR THE FUTURE
Change is Coming
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Many thoughtful citizens have worked diligently to preserve the historic resources of Beaufort and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Thanks to the hard work of supportive members, dedicated preservationists and government leaders, Beaufort is a nationally recognized preservation success story.
“The decades and generations of the Historic Beaufort Foundations’ preservation work has made old Beaufort one of the, if not the, most award winning and desired residential and visitor attractions in North America.”
– Lawrence S. Rowland
PHD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina, Beaufort
Beaufortonians have always known this is a special place and that Beaufort has a unique character and sense of place that defines livability. The Beaufort we know today would be a very different place without HBF and the strong support of our membership.
Historic preservation ensures that lessons from Beaufort’s historic past continue to inspire and inform as we meet the challenges of our time. HBF understands Beaufort should thrive and grow as it evolves while following the path that safeguards our unique sense of place.
We must balance the needs of residents with the pressures that test our resiliency. Join with us in balancing 21st century challenges in an 18th century setting. Zoning, land use, and design are essential and integral to Beaufort’s livability for residents. The framework of our future is found in the network of Beaufort’s past.
BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA
IF THESE STREETS COULD TALK
Located on Port Royal Island, and in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry, Beaufort’s 300 plus year history, and architectural and natural environment, have long captured the interest and imagination of educators, writers, travelers, and residents.
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