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
Louise Allen House, Warrenton
Whitakers Baptist Church, Whitakers
Located in the heart of this small 19th-century railroad town just five minutes from Interstate 95, the Whitakers Baptist Church is a handsome vernacular example of the Gothic Revival-style. Completed in 1910, this spacious wood frame structure could be adapted into a compatible new use by a creative spirit or continue use as a place of worship.
Motor Company Building, Spencer
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. Great opportunity with redevelopment happening just across the street in Spencer’s Park Plaza!
News & Events
The latest updates on historic preservation related news, announcements and upcoming preservation events and celebrations.View All News View All Events
Bellamy Mansion Museum Announces Closure due to Covid-19
Renew & Remember: Preservation N.C.’s New Headquarters
With its new headquarters on Oberlin Road, made from the Graves-Fields and Rev. Plummer T. Hall homes, Preservation N.C. puts mission into practice. (Walter Magazine, 3/1/20)
New documentary to highlight forgotten Raleigh community of freed slaves
If you drive on Oberlin Road in Raleigh near Cameron Village you have passed two historic homes, the headquarters of Preservation North Carolina. “It really started as saving two cool houses. We had no idea what these two houses would represent,” said Myrick Howard, president of Preservation North Carolina.