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!

And make sure to check out our properties page, there are quite a few “old pups” waiting for their rescue!


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Oberlin Village: Past, Present and Future

Oberlin Village: Past, Present and Future

Learn the origins of Raleigh’s historic Oberlin Village neighborhood, listen to residents discuss their experiences growing up and hear about current efforts to preserve two of the neighborhood’s most important houses– the Hall and Graves-Fields Houses.