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
William T. Smith House, Averasboro
Loray Mill Village- 329 S. Vance Street
This charming home with inviting front and back porches is being completely rehabbed and waiting for you to call it home. It is walkable to parks, shopping, the recently-rehabbed Loray Mill and more!
Loray Mill Village- 902 Second Ave
Be a part of the revitalization of the Loray Mill Village! This charming c.1903 mill house is perfect for first-time home buyers or those looking to downsize and is walkable to parks, shopping, and only feet away from the recently-rehabbed Loray Mill and just purchased model home next door!
News & Events
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Historic Occoneechee Speedway a glimpse of NASCAR’s roots
The Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail was once home to roaring crowds and even louder engines as a dirt track in the early days of NASCAR. Now it’s a quiet walking trail along the Eno River where people walk dogs, run, and take photos of nature. Preservation NC helped save this iconic piece of American History!
The Improbable Story of How Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Was Saved
Preservation Celebration at Branch Grove!
Please join us for this special event on Sept 8, showcasing the fully renovated house to the public for the first time. The event will run from 4-7pm and will include light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine.