Saint Teresa COE receives funding for Master Assessment Plan

The Cockfield House

Saint Teresa COE received part funding from SC Humanities for “Master Assessment Plan” for the Interior and Exterior of the P D Cockfield House, located at 125 Valley Street, Lake City, SC.

The funding resulted in two scholars visiting the site and conducting an extensive exterior and interior assessment of the repairs needed to help stabilize the P D Cockfield House.

“This historic house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 2022 and will be rehabilitated for use as a local African-American history museum,” Dr. Terrie Gaskins-Bryant, Project Director of Saint Teresa COE, stated.

“This project is solely focused on the history of the P.D. Cockfield House in terms of how it was used, how it changed and how it could potentially be repaired for use as a public museum.” S. Richey stated, Historic Preservationist.

“All deliverables, deadlines, and requirements were met for this project,” K. McNabb stated, Architectural Conservator.

“In addition, the Master Assessment Plan, a thirty-two page document, will be utilized as a historic educational venture now and in the years to come in maintaining the historic fabric of the P D Cockfield House in addition to serving as a historic model in the City of Lake City, SC,” Dr. Gaskins-Bryant concluded.

The mission of Saint Teresa Community Outreach and Empowerment (STCOE) is to cultivate and preserve the African-American history of Lake City and Surrounding areas through outreach programs and activities that seek to engage, empower, and create systemic change.

This project, was funded in part by SC Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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