PRESERVATION NORTH CAROLINA COVID-19 POLICY:
To ensure the health and safety of Preservation North Carolina staff, interested buyers, volunteers and the public, face coverings such as masks are required to be worn — and social distancing observed — during property showings and other interactions. The face covering should completely cover the nose and mouth. Onsite property showings will be to qualified buyers only. We appreciate your cooperation.
PLEASE NOTE: Our Eastern Regional Office has a new phone number – 252-563-5288 – due to our relocation from Greenville to Tarboro.
At Preservation North Carolina we rescue old houses.
And factory mills, schools, churches, general stores, and even the occasional big pink puppy.
We’re fondly referred to as “the animal shelter for old houses.” It’s a fun nickname, but a responsibility we take to heart. Through our nationally recognized and award-winning Endangered Properties Program we’ve rescued nearly 900 old, interesting, historic, sometimes abandoned, but always important properties. There’s a story behind each one and we are committed to telling it.
But we don’t do it alone.
We rely on the generous support of our members, so please look through our site to learn more about the groundbreaking work that we do, and consider joining the 4,500 members who support Preservation NC!Donate
Featured Preservation NC Properties for SaleView All Properties
Perfectly situated near Gastonia and Charlotte, this property is ideal for an adaptive re-use office space or residence that provides the elusive combination of urban feel with small town charm! Part of the Dallas Historic District–it’s also eligible for historic tax credits!
Selma Baptist Church, Johnston County
William T. Smith House
Architectural dream steeped in history! Stately 1835 Federal house with exquisite woodwork once served as a Civil War field hospital. Rural two-acre setting belies its close proximity to Fayetteville, Research Triangle, and RDU International Airport in the 5th most populated county in North Carolina.
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Historic Preservation Easements for Modernist Houses (webinar)
Join George Smart (NC Modernist) and Cathleen Turner (Preservation NC) for a free virtual info session on utilizing historic preservation easements to protect Modernist houses. Get answers to questions like: Isn’t my house already protected? Why should I consider an easement? and more.
We Built This: Dreamers and Builders
Participants will listen to the story “Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon” by Kelly Starling Lyons and learn about the life of the highly accomplished architect best known for leading the design team of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Afterwards, participants will embark on an architecture scavenger hunt, and then finish by making their own origami dream box.
Shelter Series: Oakley Grove
Oakley Grove Plantation (Littleton, Warren Co.) was built during the 1700s by former slaves and descendants of Dr. Lafayette Browne and Mary Ann Falcon Browne. At one point, Oakley Grove had 175 enslaved people who were forced to work the plantation’s 7,000 acres. One of those enslaved was Byron C. Brown, who ran away from the plantation at the end of the civil war at age 14.
Patrick, the Great Grandson of Bryon C. Brown, purchased Oakley Grove in May of 2021 and now owns the plantation that his great-grandfather once helped build and manage. Learn more about the Brown legacy at Oakley Grove and the future Patrick and his family are building at the site through Industrial Hemp farming and plans for Agritourism in honor of all the enslaved families that once lived there.
Click here to register for FREE.