Our Town

Town of Pendleton

Pendleton, South Carolina

$25,000

2012

Pendleton, South Carolina, is a small rural community, with a population of approximately 3,000 residents. All of the land in town is on the National Register of Historic Places, making tourism another source of income for Pendleton.

The Town of Pendleton and Clemson Little Theater, along with five local organizations, will collaborate on the design and master plan to renovate Pendleton's historic town square. Landscape architects and urban designers will be commissioned to propose a master plan for the square, including designs for the surrounding streetscape, public art, and performance spaces to foster cultural activity. The project builds upon the community visioning and support established at the 2011 NEA Citizens' Institute on Rural Design. The renovated square will serve as a vibrant downtown space for the town's residents and 50,000 annual visitors.