North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office

North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office This is the Official page for the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (a part of the NC Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources) https://www.ncdcr.gov/about/history/division-historical-resources/nc-state-historic-preservation-office
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Raleigh Office - (919) 814-6590 Eastern Office - (252) 830-6580 x 221 Western Office - (828) 296-7230 x 227 Note: all posts and comments on this website are public records. Representatives of North Carolina state government communicate via this Web site.Consequently any communication via this site (whether by a state employee or the general public) may be subject to monitoring and disclosure to third parties.

Mission: To help the state’s citizens, private organizations, and public agencies identify, protect, and enhance North Carolina’s historic resources and communities through a coordinated program of incentives and technical assistance for today and future generations.

This morning, Governor Cooper signed into law HB 399, which extends our North Carolina state historic tax credits to Jan...
11/01/2019
www.ncleg.gov

This morning, Governor Cooper signed into law HB 399, which extends our North Carolina state historic tax credits to January 1, 2024. As you may recall, they were set to sunset at the end of this year. Please tell a friend in preservation!

https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2019/Bills/House/PDF/H399v7.pdf

HPOWEB 2.0 COMING!!!  The GIS team at the NC State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce that on Monday mo...
10/18/2019
HPOWEB: NCHPO GIS Service

HPOWEB 2.0 COMING!!! The GIS team at the NC State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce that on Monday morning, October 21, 2019 we will launch version 2.0 of HPOWEB, the web mapping tool that displays the locations of well over 100,000 historic resources, properties, and districts across the state.

First developed in 2011, HPOWEB accomplishes several tasks: assist environmental planners at other government agencies to make speedy identifications of historic resources that may be affected by a proposed new highway, cell tower or other undertaking; aid historical research by architectural historians and the public; and facilitate a better understanding of the wide array of resources eligible for the historic rehabilitation tax credit program.



The new version of HPOWEB will look remarkably similar to the old, but with a few changes. Most notably, it will now work with any web browser (except, in some cases, Microsoft Edge) and on any device. This means you will be able to take HPOWEB with you into the field and on any smartphone or tablet!

Also, new tools allow the user to filter the display of only the data they are interested in, or to upload their own data onto the screen. Additionally, new datasets – such as commercial tax credit project locations – will be available publicly for the first time.

Unfortunately, one tool is going away: the Google StreetView pegman. Google’s policy disallows the continuation of this functionality, although the GIS team has provided a hyperlink to a website that mashes up StreetView and two aerial perspectives.

While we recognize that there will undoubtedly be a small learning curve to using the site, we anticipate that the new version of HPOWEB will serve you even better than the first – helping you to identify, evaluate, protect, and enhance our state’s bountiful collection of historic resources. Full how-to user guides and documentation will be forthcoming.

On Monday, all hits to the old website domain (gis.ncdcr.gov/hpoweb) will be redirected to a new gallery of maps offered by the NC Department of Natural & Cultural Resources GIS team. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can stay abreast of any future additions!

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We are excited to aid our colleagues at the North Carolina Transportation Museum for an eventual National Register nomin...
10/15/2019
“Jim Crow car” to be preserved | Sampson Independent

We are excited to aid our colleagues at the North Carolina Transportation Museum for an eventual National Register nomination of this train car -- did you know rolling stock can be listed in the National Register of Historic Places?

RALEIGH– The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources has been awarded a grant by the National Park Service to renovate a 1920s rail car built to comply with Jim Crow laws that is…

If you have information, please share it with the proper authorities.
10/15/2019

If you have information, please share it with the proper authorities.

Tips Needed
The copper reproduction bust of Orville Wright, located at the foot of the Wright Brothers Monument, was stolen, and the heavy granite base that the bust was mounted to was toppled over and damaged last evening or early this morning.

National Park Service Rangers and local law enforcement officials are investigating this crime. If you have information that could help solve this case, please contact the Dare County Community CrimeLine or the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB).

National Park Service ISB Tip Line
Call or text the ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009
Online at http://www.nps.gov/isb and click “Submit a Tip”

Big Kill Devil Hill may be closed to visitors for a period of time today while the investigation continues.

Last month, Parkview Apartments No. 1 and 2 at 215 and 217 West Third Avenue in Lexington opened as a newly completed No...
10/11/2019

Last month, Parkview Apartments No. 1 and 2 at 215 and 217 West Third Avenue in Lexington opened as a newly completed North Carolina federal and state historic tax credit project with a community ribbon-cutting in Lexington. Our office helped shepherd this project to fruition through technical assistance and guidance.

A small number of apartment buildings were constructed in the Lexington Residential Historic District from the 1920s through the 1940s. The Parkview Apartments on West Third Avenue are the most distinctive. The three-story, brick buildings were named due to their location on the edge of a former city park site. Parkview Apartments No. 1 was constructed in 1927 in the Colonial Revival style while the 1930 Parkview Apartments No. 2 boasts a more elaborate Mission style with a Tudor Revival entrance surround. Vacant and deteriorating for over a decade, Wellsley Robinson and Core Properties have transformed these two significant buildings for continued use as 30 market-rate apartments. This 2018-2019 project was spurred by the use of the federal and state income-producing historic tax credits with a private investment rehabilitation cost of $3.6 million.

In the ribbon-cutting photo left to right are; the mayor pro-tem, Wellsley Robinson, her son, State Representative Steve Ross of Burlington, Mayor Newell Clark, and Wellsley’s uncle who is a downtown developer in Ithaca, NY.

Please check out our fall newsletter -- we've been working hard with helping North Carolina with new National Register n...
09/25/2019
Worth Saving - September 2019

Please check out our fall newsletter -- we've been working hard with helping North Carolina with new National Register nominations and historic tax credit projects.

The activity that is the subject of this publication has been financed in part with federal funds from the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, and administered by the NC HPO. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of NPS or NC HP...

The GIS team at the NC State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce that we are mere days away from launchi...
09/24/2019
HPOWEB: NCHPO GIS Service

The GIS team at the NC State Historic Preservation Office is pleased to announce that we are mere days away from launching a new version of HPOWEB, the web mapping tool that displays the locations of well over 100,000 historic resources, properties, and districts across the state.

First developed in 2011, HPOWEB accomplishes several tasks: assist environmental planners at other government agencies to make speedy identifications of historic resources that may be affected by a proposed new highway, cell tower or other undertaking; aid historical research by architectural historians and the public; and facilitate a better understanding of the wide array of resources eligible for the historic rehabilitation tax credit program.

The new version of HPOWEB will look remarkably similar to the old, but with a few changes. Most notably, it will now work with any web browser and on any device. This means you will be able to take HPOWEB with you into the field and on any smartphone or tablet!

Also, new tools allow the user to filter the display of only the data they are interested in, or to upload their own data onto the screen. Additionally, new datasets – such as commercial tax credit project locations – will be available publicly for the first time.

Unfortunately, one tool is going away: the Google StreetView pegman. Google’s policy disallows the continuation of this functionality, although the GIS team has provided a hyperlink to a website that mashes up StreetView and two aerial perspectives.

While we recognize that there will undoubtedly be a small learning curve to using the site, we anticipate that the new version of HPOWEB will serve you even better than the first – helping you to identify, evaluate, protect, and enhance our state’s bountiful collection of historic resources.

Those with questions can contact Andrew Edmonds at [email protected] or 919.814.6592.

http://gis.ncdcr.gov/hpoweb/default.htm

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Mars Hill Rosenwald School, Madison County, NC
09/23/2019

Mars Hill Rosenwald School, Madison County, NC

News from Boone; historic architectural surveys are the backbone of all historic preservation efforts.  If you don't kno...
09/23/2019
Downtown Boone building history report unveiled

News from Boone; historic architectural surveys are the backbone of all historic preservation efforts. If you don't know what you have, how do you protect it and incentivize its reuse? Kudos to our preservation partners in Boone for investigating its historic building stock and neighborhoods!

https://www.wataugademocrat.com/news/downtown-boone-building-history-report-unveiled/article_f49493d8-cccf-5b39-91d4-46a1e1193583.html

BOONE — A 380-page comprehensive architectural survey of downtown Boone by Eric Plaag that was four years in the making was universally praised by the Boone Town Council on Tuesday,

Great news for a new National Register listing. #Kannapolis #GemTheatrehttps://www.salisburypost.com/2019/09/10/gem-thea...
09/18/2019
Gem Theatre named to National Register, will get improvements - Salisbury Post

Great news for a new National Register listing. #Kannapolis #GemTheatre

https://www.salisburypost.com/2019/09/10/gem-theatre-named-to-national-register-will-get-improvements/?fbclid=IwAR3-ie4afTdau99spyroHQva-D7Y_E3g6qT6TanNGDRN3MJWASSFiGMBVSA

KANNAPOLIS – The Gem Theatre has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, and the city of Kannapolis will invest $1.5 million to improve the community treasure. The Gem Theatre was part of the city’s purchase of downtown property in 2015. City staff members have worked to complete...

If you are interested in aiding Hurricane Dorian affected areas, please visit this website to learn more about the NC Di...
09/09/2019
State of North Carolina: Donate

If you are interested in aiding Hurricane Dorian affected areas, please visit this website to learn more about the NC Disaster Relief Fund and volunteer opportunities:

https://www.nc.gov/volunteer/donate

Donate Donate to Hurricane RecoveryMake a secure donation Donate Goods The above link feeds information to organizations assisting in response and recovery from our recent disaster. Volunteer Time Please enter your email address to sign up for hurricane volunteer opportunities. We will put you in to...

Please use this form to help the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assess the extent of damage to histor...
09/09/2019
Hurricane-affected Historic Properties Damage Report | NC DNCR

Please use this form to help the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assess the extent of damage to historic properties by wind and flooding associated with Hurricane Dorian.

We are interested in reports ONLY on historic properties (over 45 years old) for reference purposes to aid us in organizing our response.

This form is NOT for insurance claims or requests for public aid. This form is likewise NOT for requests for immediate life or death public assistance.

https://www.ncdcr.gov/about/history/division-historical-resources/state-historic-preservation-office/environmental-12

Please use this form to help the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office assess the extent of damage to historic properties by wind and flooding associated with Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, and Dorian.

If you are experiencing damage to a historic building from the effects of Hurricane Dorian, please review our tips for h...
09/09/2019
NCHPO Disaster Preparedness and Response | NC DNCR

If you are experiencing damage to a historic building from the effects of Hurricane Dorian, please review our tips for historic homeowners. Stay safe and #NCStrong:

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE INFORMATION FOR OWNERS OF HISTORIC PROPERTIES -and properties over 50 years of age- In recent years hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters have inflicted enormous suffering and property damage across many parts of North Carolina. The State Historic Prese...

Recent archaeological find -- our Office of State Archaeology is proud to partner with our colleagues at State Historic ...
07/08/2019
A ‘pebble’ found in NC tavern ruins was really a coded message among Colonial rebels

Recent archaeological find -- our Office of State Archaeology is proud to partner with our colleagues at State Historic Sites and East Carolina University!

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article232283702.html

A clump of dirt at an excavation in North Carolina proves to be one of the most significant 18th Century artifacts found in the state: A glass gem inscribed with a secret code among Colonial rebels.

#DDay #NorthCarolina
06/04/2019
NC Stories of Service

#DDay #NorthCarolina

In today’s installment of the N.C. Stories of Service blog series “D-Day at 75,” we would like to honor the military service of Jeremiah Wolfe, the revered elder of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who passed away last year in March 2018. Wolfe was serving in the U.S. Navy on June 6, 1944, involved with the Allied invasion at Omaha Beach. You can listen to an oral history interview with Wolfe through a link in the blog post. #DDay75

#DDay #NorthCarolina
06/04/2019
NC Stories of Service

#DDay #NorthCarolina

In today’s installment of NC Stories of Service blog series “D-Day at 75,” we would like to honor the military service of Robert W. Ryals Sr. of Rocky Mount, N.C. Ryals served in the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, during the D-Day invasion. You can listen to an oral history interview with Ryals through a link in the post.

Thrilled to have a new batch of National Register listings for North Carolina.  We'll be featuring them in coming days, ...
06/03/2019
Black Neighborhood In Durham Added To National Register Of Historic Places

Thrilled to have a new batch of National Register listings for North Carolina. We'll be featuring them in coming days, and start with Durham. #NationalRegisterofHistoricPlaces #NationalRegister #HistoricPlace #Durham #ThisPlaceMatters #HistoricPreservation #NC

https://www.wunc.org/post/black-neighborhood-durham-added-national-register-historic-places

A well-known African American neighborhood in Durham has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The College Heights Historic District

News from Gastonia; Loray Mill and other buildings in this area have been successful historic tax credit projects.  #Old...
06/03/2019
Center of 1929 strike now symbol of Gastonia revitalization

News from Gastonia; Loray Mill and other buildings in this area have been successful historic tax credit projects. #OldBuildingsNewJobs #HistoryMeansBusiness #HistoricTaxCredits #NC #HistoricPreservation

https://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20190601/center-of-1929-strike-now-symbol-of-gastonia-revitalization

It took a long time for the dust to settle in Gastonia after the events of 1929.Even 90 years later, the dark events of that year are a stain on Gaston

Reid Thomas, Restoration Specialist for the northeastern region of North Carolina, recently presented a historic rehabil...
05/22/2019
Seminar offers tax credit tips - Rocky Mount Telegram

Reid Thomas, Restoration Specialist for the northeastern region of North Carolina, recently presented a historic rehabilitation tax credit seminar in Rocky Mount -- if you are likewise interested in such a workshop in your community, please message us through Facebook. #HistoryMeansBusiness #OldBuildingsNewJobs #DowntownRevitalization #HistoricTaxCredits #HistoricPreservation

http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2019/05/22/Seminar-offers-tax-credit-tips.html

Reid Thomas, a restoration specialist with the state Historic Preservation Office, speaks Tuesday during the historic tax credit seminar at the Booker T. Theater.

Proud of our office's involvement with technical consultations for the ongoing work at the Nina Simone childhood home in...
05/21/2019
Work underway to repair and preserve North Carolina childhood home of Nina Simone

Proud of our office's involvement with technical consultations for the ongoing work at the Nina Simone childhood home in Tryon. #NinaSimone #ComeHearNC #TryonNC #HistoricPreservation #NorthCarolinaStateHistoricPreservationOffice

https://wlos.com/news/local/work-underway-to-repair-and-preserve-north-carolina-childhood-home-of-nina-simone

Work is underway to repair and preserve the dilapidated wooden cottage in North Carolina that was the birthplace of singer and civil rights activist Nina Simone. On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that with support from Fund II Foundation, it will broade...

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109 E Jones St
Raleigh, NC
27601

General information

https://www.ncdcr.gov/state-historic-preservation-office/about/staff-contacts For National Register questions: Jenn Brosz, National Register Coordinator [email protected] 919-814-6587 For Environmental Review questions statewide: Renee Gledhill-Earley 919-814-6597 For Preservation Grants questions statewide: Michele Patterson-McCabe 919-814-6582 For Local Preservation Commission and Certified Local Government questions statewide: Amber Stimpson 919-814-6575 For Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit questions statewide: Tim Simmons 919-814-6585 For Geographic Information System (GIS) questions statewide: Andy Edmonds 919-814-6592

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Raleigh Office - (919) 814-6582 Eastern Office - (252) 830-6580 x 221 Western Office - (828) 296-7230 x 227 Note: all posts and comments on this website are public records. Representatives of North Carolina state government communicate via this Web site.Consequently any communication via this site (whether by a state employee or the general public) may be subject to monitoring and disclosure to third parties.


Comments

Clean up your waterways.
Just thought I’d share this. Just listed yesterday!!
does a home place qualify for historic preservation status when only fallen chimney?
It's 4th quarter with 2 minutes to play and time is running out. The Little River Dam was blown up by Hurricane Matthew and will remain in PERMANENT DISREPAIR AND DECAY unless the Zebulon Town Council votes TOMORROW NIGHT to apply for FEMA funds to save it. If you want to really fulfill your citizen duties and defend your right to affect civic policy, then you need to ATTEND THE TOWN COUNCIL meeting: MONDAY NIGHT, 7PM, Zebulon Town Hall, 1003 N. Arendell Avenue in Zebulon. Be counted so you can see the water flow and fall again. You can see the dam's toothless state of disrepair at the link below.
can you provide some statistics about the federal tax credits that could be used for advocacy efforts in the federal budget process? Thanks
I am a North Carolina resident who is having trouble getting a mortgage on a house that is 228 yrs old, need some assistance to save this gem of history. Any direction would be appreciated.
A North Carolina movie mystery: In August, 1915, the N.C. State Historical Commission in Raleigh received a letter from the Emerald Motion Picture Company of Chicago asking for the commission's assistance in producing a film about Andrew Jackson and the Revolutionary War. The president of Emerald stated that he was bringing actors and technicians to N.C. "so that the exact scenes and atmosphere will contribute to the making of a perfect series of pictures." And that's the whole story. There was indeed an Emerald Motion Picture Company in Chicago but they tended to specialize in comedies, such as the "Tom and Jerry" series in 1916. But if there was any movement on this "Old Hickory" picture beyond this initial letter, I can find no evidence of it. Prove me wrong, people. https://www.facebook.com/NCSilentFilm/
Please feel free to share and use our new documentary about a recently discovered prehistoric Cherokee settlement in upper East Tennessee. Also see footage and interviews from the Joara Site for info on how these 2 locations might have a shared history!