The Preservation Society of Charleston presented two special awards at a recent meeting at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.

The group presented the Susan Pringle Frost Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation to The National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of South Carolina. This

award recognizes the Dames’ stewardship of the Powder Magazine, built in 1713, and celebration of its tricentennial this year.

The Dames purchased the Powder Magazine in 1902 and have played an important part in preserving the colonial Powder Magazine for more than a hundred years. The Susan Pringle Frost Award honors those whose long-term, voluntary, dedicated and unqualified devotion to,

and achievement in, the cause of historic preservation reflect the qualities which were so clearly evidenced in the life and works of the founder of the Preservation Society of Charleston.

This is only the sixth time the award has been given, and the first since 2010.

Preservation Society presented a special volunteer award to G. Trenholm Walker, an attorney and partner at Pratt-Thomas Walker law firm in Charleston.

Walker has been a long-time volunteer at the Preservation Society, and has offered his services pro bono for the façade easement program and has served as the Society’s legal counsel in advocacy issues over the past 15 years.

Director of Advocacy, Robert Gurley, presented Walker with a special gift from the Society in appreciation for his time and service to the organization.