Granby Mill

Granby Mill

Columbia, SC


One of Columbia’s long-vacant historic textile mills, the 270,000 sf Granby Mill was originally constructed in 1895. An ambitious, multiphase project adapted Granby Mill and the adjacent Olympia Mill for new use as apartments. The renovation of Granby Mill created more than 140 apartments with a mix of one, two, and four-bedroom units. Each apartment is designed with a second-floor sleeping loft. Living areas and bedrooms are bathed in daylight from the original window openings, bricked up during the 1950s but refitted with new, historically accurate windows. Common spaces are located within a center spine on each floor. Site development included added surface parking and a swimming pool and tennis court complex.
Photography by Brian Dressler.
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local awards


2006 Honor Award – Historic Preservation
AIA – Greater Columbia Section

2006 Adaptive Use Award
Historic Columbia