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The city of Charleston, South Carolina, is home to numerous historical buildings,
some dating back to the late 1600s. When Hurricane Hugo hit the city in
September 1989, it severely damaged many of these structures. During the
rebuilding phase, it became obvious that there was a shortage of local
tradespeople trained to do so. Workers who specialized in the restoration of
historical buildings had to be brought in from elsewhere. As a result, concerned
preservationists proposed the creation of a local school where the next
generation of master craftspeople could be trained. After years of planning, The
American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) received its license to award
Associate of Applied Science in Building Arts and Bachelor of Applied Science in
Building Arts degrees in July 2004. The school welcomed its first students that
year and graduated its third class of qualified tradespeople last May

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