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James Meadors

Class Year: 1981
News: James Meadors ’81 of Meadors Inc. earned the Honor Award for Historic Preservation in April 2012 for its renovation work on the downtown buildings at 93 and 97 Broad St. in Charleston.Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. and representatives of the Preservation Society and Historic Charleston Foundation were present as the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation presented the award.The two Broad Street buildings were nominated for the award because of their collective impact on the streetscape downtown.The Bocquet-Simons house at 93 Broad St. was built circa 1783 by Peter Bocquet, a wealthy planter and member of the General Assembly during the Revolutionary War.The Mordecai Cohen Tenement at 97 Broad St. is a classic Charleston single house built in 1835. Mordecai Cohen was a prosperous merchant and commissioner of the Orphan House. He built three adjacent tenement buildings on the sites of 97, 99, and 101 Broad St.Preservation and renovation of the buildings took three years and was completed in 2010. The buildings were restored to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, standards while maintaining the historic qualities of the buildings.