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!Donate
Featured Preservation NC Properties for SaleView All Properties
Reedy Rill, Warrenton
Significant Greek Revival/Italianate-style house on 75 acres in picturesque Warren County. Earliest section built for Ann Arnold Key and Daniel Turner, the daughter and son-in-law of Francis Scott Key. Only minutes from Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake. One hour to Raleigh or Research Triangle Park.
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.
News & Events
The latest updates on historic preservation related news, announcements and upcoming preservation events and celebrations.View All News View All Events
Black Lives Matter, Past and Present
Black Lives Matter. Their stories, past and present, matter to today’s world. By telling those stories, we can acknowledge the many ways that centuries of oppression have systematically robbed black people in America — financially, socially and as fellow human beings.
Beaufort stays demolition order of historic hotel; purchase in the works
Beaufort commissioners agreed to stay an order of demolition for the Godette Hotel at 400 Pollock St. Preservation North Carolina, a nonprofit, is working with the family that owns the structure to purchase it for preservation.
Watch Oberlin: A Village Rooted in Freedom
Documentary reveals how a historic preservation project has helped recover the story of a once-thriving town near Raleigh built after the Civil War by formerly enslaved and free blacks. The renovation of two 1880s houses by Preservation North Carolina has exposed remarkable stories about the families who lived there.