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 national recognized and award-winning Endangered Properties Program we’ve rescued over 800 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! Click here to become a member of Preservation North Carolina!
And make sure to check out our properties page, there are quite a few “old pups” waiting for their rescue!Donate
Featured Preservation NC Properties for SaleView All Properties
C.W. and Lucille Beasley House
C.W. and Lucille Beasley House, Colerain
PRICE CHANGE for wonderful brick bungalow in the small town of Colerain with tons of potential! Move in and make it your own! Only 20 miles from Scotch Hall Preserve Golf Course— a waterfront Arnold Palmer Signature Golf course with resort style swim pavilion, marina, kayaking ponds, paddleboards, fishing and more!
The Cohen-Fumero House was designed by noted architect Murray Whisnant, a graduate of the NCSU School of Design, and constructed by Gus Vinroot in 1960. Designated as a local historic landmark, the house is eligible for a 50% ad valorem property tax deferral.
News & Events
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Historic Oberlin Cemetery Fall Clean-up
Please join the Friends of Oberlin Village (FOV) on Saturday, Oct. 13 in maintaining the Historic Oberlin Cemetery at 1014 Oberlin Road (located behind the InterAct building). The following tools will be helpful to bring: Clippers, Pruners, Wheelbarrows, Tarps. Light refreshments and water will be provided.
Sentimental Journey: A tribute to the 1940s
Join us on November 10 for a cocktail party + dance to celebrate the veterans of World War II, and the Gastonia Firestone plant winning the Army-Navy “E” Award for their excellence in military production. Tickets are $75/person.
This event is a fundraiser for the Kessell History Center at Loray Mill.