Historic Preservation

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  • To learn about the inventory of Greensboro's historic properties and sites, check out the link below.

    • Historic Resources Inventory

View this map of Greensboro's historic properties.

There are three local historic districts and 53 Landmark properties in Greensboro that are protected by the Certificate of Appropriateness requirement. Owners of Landmark properties are eligible for a deferral of up to 50 percent of their property taxes. The Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission must approve any changes to Landmarks.

National Register Plaque

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of properties worthy of preservation. Twelve districts and 60 individual properties in Greensboro are listed on this register.

Listing places no restrictions on a property, but makes the owner eligible for federal and state tax credits for rehabilitation.

The City participates in the review of National Register nominations.

Neighborhoods that have historic or cultural significance, but do not qualify for National Register or local historic district designation, may be considered for Heritage Community status.

The City maintains a comprehensive survey of historic resources. First conducted in 1975, the Historic Resources Inventory was updated in 1990 and again from 2006-09.

The City partners with Preservation Greensboro Inc. (PGI) and other organizations to preserve threatened historic properties. PGI and its subsidiary, Architectural Salvage of Greensboro (ASG), receive limited funding from the City.