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What is the Historic Property  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 magnifying neighborhood real estate values.

Grant Award.

Preservation Burlington will reimburse up to 50% of the cost of historically appropriate exterior improvements, to a maximum award of $5,000 per grantee.  Applications must be submitted by email to by March 15, 2024, and grants will be announced in early May, 2024. Grant funding will be awarded after all program requirements are met and the project is completed on a timely basis. The number and amounts of grants awarded are within the sole discretion of Preservation Burlington.


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 a contributing property 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.

Interested in applying?

Learn more at our public information meeting on January 20, 2024 from 4:00-6:00pm at Persnickety Books, 347 S. Main Street, Burlington.

Maps of Historic Districts in Burlington, N.C. 

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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.


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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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