This Old House calls it one of the Best Places for an old house —
you can call it home.
Goldsboro is the place to find the right size restoration for you. It’s also the place to find a bargain and a growing community of preservation enthusiasts who are helping transform the city’s historic downtown.
You can see some of the properties available for rehab at an Open House on Sunday, September 11, from 2-4pm. The Paul Borden House, the Traylor-Peacock House (recently featured in This Old House Magazine) and the Bryan-Stanton-Holmes House will all be open.
Downtown Goldsboro’s award-winning revitalization effort is part of a 10-year city plan. Several historic properties are being lovingly restored, some well on their way to being finished. With potential incentives including down-payment assistance, grants for small-business owners, façade improvement grants and historic preservation tax credits, the area is primed for revitalization success.
Preservation NC is an active partner with the City of Goldsboro in the revitalization of the residential historic district near downtown. Over the last decade, PNC has helped save twenty vacant historic houses on the edge of the commercial downtown.
The Traylor-Peacock House (right), which was featured in the September issue of This Old House Magazine, is one of several properties available for rehab in Goldsboro. It was built in 1895 and has 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms, and has a side-hall plan. Please click here to learn more about this property, which comes with a nearly 1/4-acre lot!
In 2015, PNC bought two key historic houses to save them from demolition. The Paul Borden House (pictured at right) is a fine 1920 brick Craftsman bungalow, and is available for purchase now. Please click here to see more photos and learn about the house.
The M. J. Best House is an important Victorian structure and will be available for purchase soon. Preservation NC is doing extensive structural work to both of these houses in order to prepare them for private renovation as homes. The work completed to date has been made possible by generous grant support from the donors listed below. Additional funding is still needed to ensure the remaining stabilization work can be completed. Please click here to see photos and learn more about the M. J. Best House. If you are interested in supporting our ongoing neighborhood revitalization work in Goldsboro, please contact Shannon Phillips at 919-832-3652 x 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to make a donation now.
Goldsboro is on its way to being more dynamic and connected. Historic Union Station will become a hub on the rail line connecting Raleigh to the coast.
There are many properties, residential and commercial, still waiting to be restored — from big to small, lavish to simple, Victorian to bungalow. Take a look and find your place in Downtown Goldsboro today.
With thanks to our generous supporters:
Andrus & Company, Enfield
The Borden Foundation, Inc., Goldsboro
The Borden Fund, Inc., Goldsboro
Hillsdale Fund, Greensboro
Arnold Wilbert Corporation, Goldsboro
Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation
Goldsboro Builders Supply Co., Inc.
Jackson & Sons Heating and Air Conditioning, Goldsboro
Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc.
T.A. Loving Company, Goldsboro
The Little Bank, Goldsboro
Chris Ardelt, Goldsboro
Amy & Jay Bauer, Goldsboro
Carolyn H. Borden, Durham
John Clifton & Dr. Tyanna Yonkers, Dudley
Donnell B. Cobb, Jr., Raleigh
Lila P. Friday, Raleigh
Charlie & Rhonda Gaylor, Goldsboro
Michael Headen & Nancy Delia, Goldsboro
Georgia Cobb Joyner, Wilmington
Dana Borden Lacy, Greensboro
Charles Meeker & Anne McLaurin, Raleigh
Judith McMillen & Glenn Barwick, Goldsboro
Marty & Heather Moser, Clayton
Jewel & Randy Sauls, Goldsboro
Rodney Swink and Juanita Shearer-Swink, Raleigh
Emily & David Weil, Goldsboro
Connie Wells & Gene Lilley, Mount Olive
Charles Zwerling, Goldsboro