Historic District Homeowners

Resources to make caring for your old home a little easier.

Moving to a historic community?
Investing in historic downtown?
Already a historic homeowner?

We've got you covered.

Preservation Burlington is passionate about assisting those interested or already invested in historic property in Burlington, NC and the surrounding area.

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What is the Historic Preservation Commission?

Hint: It's not us!

The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is a Burlington City Commission. This commission governs all changes to the exterior of homes located in the West Davis-Fountain Place District and Glencoe Mills Village District. This includes landscaping, changes to windows, any exterior structural changes, improvements or additions. We recommend you contact the City Planning Department before removing trees or starting any exterior renovation projects.


City of Burlington Resources for
Historic Home/Building Owners

Owner Assistance

Helpful information and programs available to historic home and building owners in Burlington, NC.

Tax Credits for Homeowners

State & federal tax credit information applicable to historic homeowners in Burlington, NC. 


Historic Design Standards


Historic Bronze Plaques

Have you ever wondered what makes a historic home special enough to receive a historic bronze plaque mounted by the front door? Wonder no more! Your historic home has a special story too and it deserves to be distinguished with the same honor.

Contractor Referrals

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Get to Know Us

Through preservation, education, and involvement, Preservation Burlington seeks to protect and celebrate the architectural and historical heritage of Burlington and the surrounding area. Historic preservation and adaptive re-use contributes to stronger, safer neighborhoods, economic development, aesthetic beauty, and community pride. By fostering within the community an appreciation of our historic properties, we aim to promote interest in, and good stewardship of our local historic treasures.


Alamance County's premiere architectural salvage store.

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Join us for workshops, open houses and educational tours, and architectural salvage sale events. We can't wait for you to join our community!



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Get Involved

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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The Town of Company Shops

founded in 1859

A history rich in the railroad industry and textiles.

We promote the preservation of historic structures by supporting property owners. 


We educate the public about what historic preservation is, why it matters, and how it can enrich the entire community. 


We advocate for preservation initiatives by encouraging projects that balance the need for development and growth with the desire to retain our historic resources.

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