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.
Louise Allen House, Warrenton
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Statement on the Future of the Market House from the Cape Fear Committee on African American Heritage
In the light of recent events at the Market House, our city council desires to get input from citizens. We have decided to weigh in on this matter. The CFCAAH stands committed to educating the public on African American heritage so we offer the following about the Market House. (Read full statement)
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.
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.