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What is the Historic Property Matching Grant Program?


To encourage and aid owners of our city’s historically and architecturally significant buildings to preserve and maintain the historic character of their residential exteriors.

To facilitate and financially support the stabilization and restoration of historical architecture, encourage the use of appropriate materials and methods, and reward quality workmanship.

To enhance overall neighborhood integrity and pride of place, while at the same time magnifying neighborhood real estate values.


Preservation Burlington may contract to match up to 50% of the cost of historically appropriate exterior improvements, to a maximum award of $5,000 per grantee.   Applications must be submitted in writing by April 1, 2023, and grant recipients will be announced in early May, 2023. Grant funding will be awarded after all program requirements are met and the project is completed on a timely basis. The number of grants to be awarded, and the amount of each, is within the sole discretion of the Board of Directors.


Two Types of Properties are Eligible to Apply:

  • Owner-occupied residential property that is either individually listed as a local, state or national landmark, or that is located within one of Burlington, NC's six National Register Historic Districts.

  • Income property that is either individually listed as a local, state or national landmark, or that is located within two city blocks of any of Burlington, NC's six National Register Historic Districts. The property may or may not be owner-occupied.

Maps of Historic Districts in Burlington, N.C. 

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Historic Property
Matching Grant Recipients 2023


2405 Glencoe Street

The oldest property in the 2023 grantee group, built 1880 at 2405 Glencoe Street, is the first house built in the Glencoe Mill Village. It once served as the residence of the Mill Superintendent, Cyrus Tyson and wife Minnie Tyson. The Textile Heritage Museum, current owner, will apply the grant funds to a much-needed side porch reconstruction project – part of a restoration plan to stabilize and convert the former residence into an income-producing part of the museum.


2431 Glencoe Street

A second project, located at 2431 Glencoe Street, also attracted a matching grant this year. Now serving as a private home, the much-photographed village Barber Shop, built 1900, will undergo special repairs to the building exterior and historic windows, including new paint. This grantee is one of 54 Contributing Structures in the Glencoe Mill Village National Register Historic District – which happens to be the first NRHD in our city to be officially listed by the Secretary of the Interior.

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620 West Front Street

The grant award to the 2-story ca.1920 Foursquare house at 620 West Front Street will support work to refurbish 4 windows, repair exterior siding and trim, restore a pair of historic entrance doors, and paint out the new work. This property is a contributing structure to the West Davis – Fountain Place – Front Street Historic District.


416 Tarpley Street

Built in 1928, the residence at 416 Tarpley Street is also located in the West Davis historic overlay district of the city, a National Register Historic District that also benefits from the stabilizing effects of municipal zoning protections. The project being assisted by a 2023 Grant from Preservation Burlington involves refinishing work to extend the future life of the existing floor of the wrap-around front porch.


709 North Main Street

The preservation project being subsidized at the 1932 Arts and Crafts bungalow at 709 North Main Street will focus on new foundational support for the spacious front porch and a new porch floor of rot-resistant tongue and groove planking. This residence is one of 108 Contributing Structures within the Beverly Hills National Register Historic District – the city’s most recently designated National Register neighborhood.


912 West Davis Street

Yet another grant goes the two-story, 1935 Dutch Colonial Revival “Period House” at 912 West Davis Street. The project at this historic home will weatherproof the exterior, including spot repairs to siding and trim, porch post repair, and new paint overall.



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