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Historic Contexts/Survey Reports

Historic Contexts, Survey Reports and Other Historical  Background Studies  

Historic contexts and historic property survey reports help us understand the meaning and significance of individual buildings, structures, and sites. They also include valuable information for researchers about South Carolina history and prehistory and the buildings, structures, and sites illustrating that history.

The links below are predominately in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. They include prehistoric and historic contexts, survey reports and other historical background studies that have been developed by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), our partners, or by consultants in consultation with the SHPO. The cover documents for National Register Multiple Property Submissions (MPS) and National Historic Landmark Theme Studies detail important historic context information about groups of properties in South Carolina. Also included are selected links to related reports generated in other states. 



African American related

Agriculture related

Architecture related

Industry related

Military related