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BUTLER PRESERVATION L.C.
A unique Charleston, SC based company specializing in historic property research, preservation consulting, and small-scale restoration. We bring a multi-faceted background in preservation, research and documentation, and real-world trade experience to our projects, and we strive to help clients understand, maintain, and appreciate their historic buildings to the fullest.
Butler Preservation also conducts historical, genealogical, cultural, and contextual documentation.
One of our most recent house histories.
Custom built cedar shutters
Cedar shutters built from scratch for a house in Charleston's historic district.
Nineteenth Century farmstead
A current documentation project: circa 1875 farmstead and outbuildings in Orangeburg County.
11 Church Street
The cover from a recent house history booklet.
Georgian Style custom Cabinet
This built in cabinet was created for a client in Ravenel, South Carolina with a passion for Williamsburg interiors.
Custom designed bridge
This bridge spans a tidally influenced creek in a large backyard West of the Ashley. We even designed a miniature bridge for the front yard!
New vanity, wall finish, beadboard, and tile work for a dated 1960s bathroom.
19th century marble mantle
This mantle had been moved from a downtown Charleston home in the and installed in a new house in the 1940s. We extracted it, fully intact, and crated it for re-installation before the house was lost.
Renovated parlor, 1921 Cottage
We hand stripped ten coats of paint off of the original trim work, installed an oak floor to match the rest of the house, repaired the original bead board and plaster walls, then repainted with period accurate colors.
Updated a 1980s bathroom with custom tile work, new shower stall, and marble counter tops.
Ship Yard Creek
A rare find at the Charleston Deeds office, this is an original hand tinted plat.
18th century rice berms and ditches
These landscape features were identified on an archaeological reconnaissance on a southern Charleston County plantation site.
Late 19th century water wheel
These remains of a water wheel for a grist mill were located in Greenville County, South Carolina.
Products and Services:
House Histories and property research
Board of Architectural Review/
preservation building permit assistance
Architectural precedent research
Preservation/ building maintenance plans
National Register Nominations
Land Use Histories
General carpentry work
Window sash restoration
Trim carpentry and cabinetry
Genealogical and historical Research
Building pathology and material documentation
And much more!
Proprietor: Christina Rae Butler, M.A.
Contact us: c.rae.butler [at] gmail.com, 843-469-9623
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