Avant Holdings, LLC receives 2021 Preservation Award from Historic Columbia

May 24, 2021

Historic Columbia recognized the extensive renovations of 915 Lady Street with the 2021 Preservation Award at the organization’s annual Awards event held at the Hampton-Preston Mansion. Featuring Art Deco details on its facade, the National Biscuit Company (known as Nabisco today) constructed the building circa 1932. It is located within and contributes to the West Gervais Street Historic District, the city of Columbia’s most intact collection of commercial and rail-related buildings. 915 Lady Street is one of several National Register brick warehouse structures that were clustered around the original passenger and freight rail terminal that served as a hub for commerce and transportation when railway travel was at its prime.

“The nearly two-year renovation was an exciting project for our team to breathe new life into the historic Vista district, while keeping the story and character of the building intact and respected,” says Todd Avant, Managing Partner of Avant Holdings, LLC.

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The creative office space Class A conversion features towering ceilings as high as 18 feet with historic wood ceiling decking, exposed spiral ductwork and fire sprinkler lines, sleek original concrete floors, tons of natural light from the steel sash windows, operable glass doors and skylights. The anchor tenant is Next Level Solutions, a software services company. The outstanding project team included: Architect; 1×1 Design, General Contractor; Weathers, and Interior Designer; In Home Design. 915 Lady Street reflects Avant Holdings third Vista historic property acquisition and is honored to receive the Preservation Award from Historic Columbia for a second time in the Vista.



Avant Holdings is a South Carolina based real estate development and investment company. Our focus is urban infill, historic adaptive reuse, build to suits and value-add opportunities. The principals of Avant Holdings have decades of diversified development experience including urban mixed-use, historic preservation, medical, shopping centers, land development and office buildings. For more information, please email [email protected].