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Orangeburg Historic Hotel Being Renovated

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August 20, 2008

By Gene Zaleski – Times and Democrat

Scaffolding, plaster and sawdust are seemingly around every corner of the historic Hotel Eutaw on Russell Street.

Light fixtures dangle from ceilings and walls gape open, revealing their interiors and beckoning passersby to peer in and perhaps catch a glimpse of ages gone by.

To the naked eye, the historic building appears to have seen its day. But for Columbia attorney Robert B. Lewis, the building — like wine — has gotten better with age and is on the brink of greatness once again.

“It is a great building,” Lewis said Tuesday afternoon. “We are really excited about it.”

Work crews were out in full force this week, continuing the interior renovations on the building with an eye toward transforming the Orangeburg landmark into a retail, restaurant and housing unit.

The building has been vacant for about 14 years.

The six-month, $1.6 million renovation project includes plaster repair and painting, as well as the installation of plumbing, electrical, security, air conditioning, fire suppression and sprinkler systems.

The 28,000-square-foot building is also being up-fitted for high speed Internet access and cable.

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