York, SC


41,500 SF

2019 Honor Award | SC Department of Archives and History & Preservation SC | Presented by the Governor


2018 Merit Award | AIA SC


2017 Honor Award | AIA Greenville


Craig Gaulden Davis’s interior design team supported Stewart-Cooper- Newell Architects of Gastonia, North Carolina in the renovations of York County’s historic courthouse. Built in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the courthouse was originally designed by Darlington (SC) native, William Augustus Edwards, an Atlanta-based architect renowned for educational buildings, courthouses and other public and private buildings.

In addition to abating mold, lead and asbestos, our work preserves the building’s notable architectural features such as plaster vaulted ceilings, patterned tiling and original hardwood floors, marble and stained oak wainscoting, quarter-sawn oak doors, wrought iron stair railings and balusters, as well as masonry fireplaces.

The renovations increase the number of courtrooms from one to three: Probate Court on the ground floor, Master-in-Equity Court on the second and Civil Court on the third. A new designated main entrance for all public traffic allows the county to implement improvements in building security. ADA upgrades include the installation of elevators.