Historic Preservation

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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 the property, but it 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 Incorporated (PGI) and other organizations to preserve threatened historic properties. PGI and its subsidiary, Architectural Salvage of Greensboro (ASG), receive limited funding from the City.

For additional information explore these links:

National Trust for Historic Preservation
North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office
North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Preservation Greensboro Inc.
Preservation North Carolina Inc.

The City's Planning Department at 336-373-2144 or send an e-mail.