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 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
Dunn House, Eden
This stately Colonial Revival was built in 1928 and retains many original features. This spacious and symmetrical home could be lived in while you make the needed repairs! It is located within a historic district in the charming town of Eden, commutable to both Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
Dr. Plunkett House, Warrenton
Ingleside, Lincoln County
Ingleside is available for purchase! On 5.75 acres in burgeoning eastern Lincoln County and nominated to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 as having statewide significance, Ingleside is one of the finest antebellum Federal-style houses in North Carolina.
News & Events
The latest updates on historic preservation related news, announcements and upcoming preservation events and celebrations.View All News View All Events
Steve Schuster, architect who helped revitalize downtown Raleigh, other cities, dies
Steve was a dear friend to Preservation NC, having served as our board chair and various leadership positions. We are heartbroken by this news, but continue to be inspired by his legacy in historic preservation and lasting impact in Raleigh and beyond.
Historic Jones-Lee House in Greenville moves!
Loray Mill rebirth
Center of infamous 1929 strike now a symbol of Gastonia revitalization. “Preservation North Carolina said we needed to save that mill,” said Lucy Penegar. The nonprofit worked with developers to make sure the mill building was saved in a way that both honored its past and allowed for a lucrative future.