Joseph E. Winter (1920–1992) Collection

South Caroliniana Library

The Joseph E. Winter (1920–1992) Collection reflects the career of Joseph E. Winter, housing inspector (1955–1965) and director (1965–1980) of the Columbia Rehabilitation Commission. Information concerning copyright must be secured in writing from the Director of the South Caroliniana Library.

In his capacity as the director of Columbia’s Urban Rehabilitation Commission between the years 1965 and 1980, Joseph E. Winter (1920–1992) played an integral role in Columbia’s development. While eradicating slums and other substandard housing, he also worked to improve the quality of life for Columbia’s residents by ensuring them adequate housing and sanitation. His agency’s work can also be credited with the preservation and restoration of some of Columbia’s most historic neighborhoods and landmarks, including Ainsley Hall and the Hampton-Preston Mansion.

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