Preservation: Historic Resource Surveys

Historic Resource Surveys


TThe East End Historic Resource Survey of the Warehouse District located in Charleston, West Virginia was recently completed by our firm as a continuation of The Charleston Renaissance Corporation's commitment to identify and document the architectural, industrial and historical resources located in the East End of the city. This survey represents Phase I of the process and will be used to guide Renaissance on where to concentrate future work and the type of work needed.

The purpose of the survey was to investigate the extant historic built environment of commercial, warehouse and industrial properties in the Warehouse District of the East end of Charleston and determine the extent of remaining historic resources. These were then to be evaluated based on the National Register Criteria for Evaluation to determine the significance and historic context of each of the resources. From this, decisions as to National Register eligibility could be made.

As the State's first designated urban Main Street program, one goal of the Charleston East End Main Street is to incorporate the protection and interpretation of the historic built environment into its overall plan.

Click to read the Charleston Gazette Article