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 national 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! Click here to become a member of Preservation North Carolina!
And make sure to check out our properties page, there are quite a few “old pups” waiting for their rescue!Donate
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A Mid–century Modern masterpiece in East Charlotte, in a serene setting with a rich history associated with the arts landscape of Charlotte! The house was designed by noted architect Murray Whisnant, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a graduate of the NCSU School of Design.
Loray Mill Village- 902 Second Ave
Be a part of the revitalization of the Loray Mill Village! This charming c.1903 mill house is perfect for first-time home buyers or those looking to downsize and is walkable to parks, shopping, and only feet away from the recently-rehabbed Loray Mill and just purchased model home next door!
Motor Company Building
Join the revitalization of one of NC’s most walkable small town Main Streets! The historic Motor Company Building is located in the heart of Spencer’s National Register District — an easy walk to nearby shops, adjoining historic neighborhoods, churches, the library and parks.
News & Events
The latest updates on historic preservation related news, announcements and upcoming preservation events and celebrations.View All News View All Events
Preservation Celebration at Branch Grove!
Please join us for this special event on Sept 8, showcasing the fully renovated house to the public for the first time. The event will run from 4-7pm and will include light hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine.
State of Mind
In her cabinet post, Susi Hamilton is in charge of North Carolina’s cultural and historical offerings. Check out this great profile of Secretary Hamilton in Wilma Magazine, and come see her at our PNC Annual Conference in October in her hometown of Wilmington!
Phase 2 of Loray Mill’s residential redevelopment coming soon
When the historic textile landmark was renovated in 2014, the residential overhaul focused on the building’s original core to the east. But the mill’s owners say the long-awaited second phase of construction on the newer west wing will start later this year, finally making use of the vistas it provides.