PRESERVATION NORTH CAROLINA COVID-19 POLICY:
To ensure the health and safety of Preservation North Carolina staff, interested buyers, volunteers and the public, face coverings such as masks are required to be worn — and social distancing observed — during property showings and other interactions. The face covering should completely cover the nose and mouth. Onsite property showings will be to qualified buyers only. We appreciate your cooperation.
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
Scarborough House, Mt. Gilead
Smyre-Pasour House, Dallas
Perfectly situated in between Gastonia and Charlotte, this property is ideal for an adaptive re-use office space or residence that provides the elusive combination of urban feel with small town charm! Part of the Dallas Historic District–it’s also eligible for historic tax credits!
William T. Smith House, Averasboro
News & Events
The latest updates on historic preservation related news, announcements and upcoming preservation events and celebrations.View All News View All Events
Preserving the Past for a Healthy Community: Online historic preservation seminars
The Charlotte Museum of History and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission will host a virtual preservation seminar series during the lunch hour. Anyone considering rehabilitation or preservation of a historic property could benefit from attending one or more sessions.
Nina Simone Childhood Home Permanently Protected
The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, in partnership with World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Preservation North Carolina, recently secured protection of Nina Simone’s childhood home. The home, located in Tryon, North Carolina is now protected with a preservation easement held by Preservation North Carolina.
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.