Bucksport man first in S.C. to receive home built with community block grant money

A few pieces of Glenn Graham’s childhood home made the move.

There’s the 93-year-old frame that holds a photograph of his grandparents. An old sewing machine is reincarnated as a serving table. And his most prized heirloom, a weathervane, sits in his living room, waiting to be installed on top of his new house on Bucksport Road.

That house itself is also history: It’s the first home in South Carolina built from community development block grants.

“It’s like a new beginning, you know,” the 67-year-old tailor said.