PRESERVATION NORTH CAROLINA PROPERTY SHOWING POLICY:
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 nearly 900 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
John Knox Presbyterian Church
Classic, yet restrained, Mid-Century Modernist church building, originally built in 1955 and designed by the noted local firm of Breeze, Holland & Riviere, is well maintained and is “move-in” condition for an emerging church, event venue, or perhaps even some interesting apartments.
Located in downtown Rocky Mount just blocks from the train station, station square and main street. Built in 1910 for mill manager John Westbrook, and his wife Ella, the two-story frame front gambrel Dutch Colonial Revival is located in the Villa Place National Register Historic District in downtown Rocky Mount and is eligible for historic preservation tax credits!
Mid-century Modernist school on 10 acres available for adaptive use! The Dunbar School was constructed before integration and was an important part of the education of the African American community in Lexington. The initial building was constructed in 1951 in the Modernist style of architecture. There were additions made in 1957 and 1962 that continued this trend. The 1973 octagonal addition added more classrooms and a media center.
News & Events
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2023 Annual Conference
If you were unable to register before the deadline, registration for educational sessions and events (that aren’t sold out) will be available in person Wednesday-Friday morning at the Durham Arts Council (120 Morris Street)
Shelter Series: Shaw University’s Estey Hall, Celebrating 150 years
Shaw University’s Estey Hall is 150 years old this year and marking the milestone with a host of events. Preservation NC is partnering with Shaw University to present a two-part “Shelter Series” event – “Celebrating Shaw University’s Estey Hall.”
Historic Preservation Easements for Modernist Houses
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Eastern NC Regional Office: 252-563-5288
Piedmont NC Regional Office: 919-401-8540
Western NC Regional Office: 704-473-0005