If you’ve ever felt discouraged about the demolition of Columbia’s historic structures, here’s a way you can get involved. The Columbia Historic Preservation Commission schedules work days to save parts of houses and structures before they’re demolished. Those items are then stored and later offered for sale.
You can get involved saving these important parts of buildings before they’re lost.
Here’s a message from Pat Fowler, chair of the HPC:
Saturday, June 17, we are planning a salvage work day and a small scale salvage on a house soon to be demolished. We need about 10 volunteers, in four-hour shifts, and a couple of pick-up trucks. The city has set aside salvage from the Blind Boone home renovation and materials donated for our transport to our salvage barn in Rock Quarry Park.
One team will go to the little house and then join us to transport the Blind Boone salvage.
Part of our plan is to label the source of the Blind Boone Salvage and other items so that when we offer them for sale later this summer, we can convey to our purchasers as much information as we haveThe little house has some cool cabinets, some trim and we’d like to practice pulling some hardwood floor.
One of our new members on Historic Preservation, John Gagliardi, will be our team lead on the little house.
If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on the City of Columbia Historic Preservation Commission Facebook page, with your contact info. We’ll send out specific start times, a suggested list of things to bring and be ready for your participation.