Preservation Durham is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to protect Durham’s historic assets through Action, Advocacy, and Education. As a part of this mission, PD created the Endangered Properties Program which, to date, has saved over dozens of structures from demolition.
Many of the houses for sale through PD's Endangered Properties Program are contributing structures within National Register Historic Districts. As such, they are eligible for Historic Rehabilitation tax credits.
In North Carolina, a 30% state tax credit is available for the rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes. For more information on Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, contact Preservation Durham or the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office.
The HPO lists tax credit fact sheets, here: http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/tchome.htm. You can also view a map of North Carolina's National Register Historic District boundaries (and other historic assets), here: http://gis.ncdcr.gov/hpoweb/.
Other houses for sale through PD's Endangered Properties Program need to be relocated, including a couple of houses that are being offered FOR FREE! Still other houses are for sale through a partnership program with Preservation North Carolina.
If you are a serious buyer and are interested in preserving the history and integrity of Durham, contact the Preservation Durham office to schedule an appointment. Please ask for Sean Stucker at 919/682-3036, or email PD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional photographs and documentation of the following properties can be found at: http://preservationdurham.org/epf_new/.
HOUSES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE THROUGH THE PRESERVATION DURHAM ENDANGERED PROPERTIES PROGRAM