The Mary Renault Society

The Triangle Area of North Carolina

Ten Reasons Why Preservation Matters in North Carolina

Preservation North Carolina

Myrick HowardMyrick Howard, the President of Preservation NC, will talk about why preservation matters in North Carolina, reasons ranging from sustainable economic development to cultural diversity. He will show numerous before-and-after photos of endangered properties that have been purchased from Preservation North Carolina (PNC) for renovation by individuals and businesses. Through PNC’s work, more than $350 million has been directly invested in properties that were once endangered. North Carolina’s historic rehabilitation tax credits, initiated by PNC, have now been used in $1.7 billion of rehabilitation across the state, changing the face of many communities.

Preservation NC is the only private non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered properties statewide. It was the first of its kind in the nation, and the National Park Service has described it as “the premier statewide preservation organization in the South—if not the nation.” It currently lists over 100 endangered properties that are available in NC; its Endangered Properties Program is renowned as the nation’s most successful program of its kind.

Mr. Howard studied at Brown University and got an M.A. in city planning and a law degree from UNC-CH in 1978. He has since then received a number of awards, including being twice named ‘Tar Heel of the Week’ by the N&O. His office is in the restored 1874 Briggs Hardware store in downtown Raleigh, and his home is a 1937 historic house (his seventh renovation).

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D. A. Barnes House-before
D. A. Barnes House-after
D. A. Barnes House, Murfreysboro
Glencoe House #14-before
Glencoe House #14-after
Glencoe House #14


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