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
Old Brick Store, Warrenton
Dunn House, Eden
This stately Colonial Revival was built in 1928 and retains many original features. This spacious and symmetrical home could be lived in while you make the needed repairs! It is located within a historic district in the charming town of Eden, commutable to both Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
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Saving Raleigh Freedmen’s homes and their stories
Historic properties tell their stories, and we are richer when we learn from them. Preservation North Carolina has almost finished the renovation of two freedmen’s houses on Oberlin Road in Raleigh for its new headquarters. Both were nearly victims of soaring land values.
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.
Preserving The History Of Black Excellence In Raleigh
Oberlin Village is an important part of Raleigh’s history — but there is not much of the historic African American community left. Host Frank Stasio talks to Craft about the play and the role that Oberlin Village played in shaping civil rights leaders.