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
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.
Motor Company Building, Spencer
Great opportunity with redevelopment happening just across the street in Spencer’s Park Plaza! Join the revitalization of one of NC’s most walkable small town Main Streets! The historic (former) Motor Company Building (locally known as the Spencer Theatre) was built around 1919 and is located in the heart of Spencer’s National Register District.
Edwards-Turnage House, Ormondsville
A short commute to Greenville, this charming farmhouse is an excellent opportunity for a hobby farm close to all of the amenities! The Edwards -Turnage House is transitional Federal to Greek Revival farmhouse and outbuildings located on 10 acres in Ormondsville, Greene County.
News & Events
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Historic Jones-Lee House moves on Sunday
The landmark Jones-Lee House on Evans Street has been carefully packed up, securely loaded and is ready to be moved to Greene Street on Sunday. It has been saved from destruction because efforts by concerned citizens, the City Council, Preservation North Carolina and the Greenville Historic Preservation Commission.
PSABC Announces the Johnny Baxter Award
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.