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Recycling Surplus Public Property in NC

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Preservation NC has helped preserve more than 30 properties that school boards, towns, and even the state had declared as surplus. Once again lively places in their communities, these buildings represent more than $50 million in private rehabilitation investment.

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Recycling Surplus Public Property in NC

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  2. 2. Often, the Best Use of a Historic Building is for its Original Use… Top left: Caswell County Courthouse, Yanceyville; Top right: Dudley High School, Greensboro, Bottom: Goldsboro City Hall
  3. 3. Building #13, Oteen Center, VA Hospital, Asheville But Sometimes That’s Not Possible, and a New Use Must Be Found or the Building Will Be Lost
  4. 4. Surplus Governmental Property
  5. 5. In 1979, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill that allows local governments to sell surplus historic properties to nonprofit preservation organizations at a negotiated price, rather than going through a protracted bidding process.
  6. 6. Since then, at least 30 surplus historic public properties have been purchased and resold by PNC under this legislation – resulting in more than $50 million in historic rehabilitation!
  7. 7. N.C.G.S. 160A-266: Provided, however, a city may dispose of real property of any value and personal property valued at thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) or more for any one item or group of similar items by private negotiation and sale where (i) said real or personal property is significant for its architectural, archaeological, artistic, cultural or historical associations, or significant for its relationship to other property significant for architectural, archaeological, artistic, cultural or historical associations, or significant for its natural, scenic or open condition; and (ii) said real or personal property is to be sold to a nonprofit corporation or trust whose purposes include the preservation or conservation of real or personal properties of architectural, archaeological, artistic, cultural, historical, natural or scenic significance; and (iii) where a preservation agreement or conservation agreement as defined in G.S. 121-35 is placed in the deed conveying said property from the city to the nonprofit corporation or trust. Said nonprofit corporation or trust shall only dispose of or use said real or personal property subject to covenants or other legally binding restrictions which will promote the preservation or conservation of the property, and, where appropriate, secure rights of public access.
  8. 8. Houses
  9. 9. Henry Weil House, Goldsboro - Before Demolition plans for this house led to the passage of this legislation.
  10. 10. Henry Now a private home. Weil House, Goldsboro - After
  11. 11. Solomon Weil House, Goldsboro Before The twin house next door, donated for use as a public library, was saved by using this legislation.
  12. 12. Solomon Weil House documentary photo
  13. 13. Solomon Now, shops… Weil House, Goldsboro - After
  14. 14. Solomon …and community landmark once Weil House, Goldsboro again.
  15. 15. McGuire-Setzer House, Mocksville Before This early house was donated to the local library which planned to tear it down.
  16. 16. McGuire-Setzer House, Mocksville After Now, a home.
  17. 17. McKay House, Dunn - Before Another example of a house donated to a local government which didn’t have a use for it.
  18. 18. Now, a home. McKay House, Dunn - After
  19. 19. Ivy Hill, Halifax County - Before Donated to the state for the expansion of an adjacent park. The parks system didn’t want the responsibility.
  20. 20. Ivy Hill, Halifax County - Before
  21. 21. Ivy Hill, Now a home. Halifax County - After
  22. 22. Ivy Hill, Halifax County - After
  23. 23. Utilities
  24. 24. Bain Water Treatment Plant, Raleigh
  25. 25. Bain Renovation pending… Water Treatment Plant, Raleigh
  26. 26. Bain Water Treatment Plant, Raleigh …meanwhile, a great place for photographers……
  27. 27. Bain …and fashion Water Treatment Plant, Raleigh
  28. 28. Bain Water Treatment Plant, Raleigh
  29. 29. Bain Water Treatment “Exceptionally cool” Plant, Raleigh
  30. 30. Libraries
  31. 31. Durham Vacated for a new library. Public Library - Before
  32. 32. Durham Now, law offices. Public Library - After
  33. 33. Durham Public Library - After
  34. 34. Perry Memorial Former library. Now offices. Library, Henderson
  35. 35. Historic African-American Schools
  36. 36. Walnut Cove Colored School, Stokes County Before A long-vacant former Rosenwald school
  37. 37. Walnut Cove Colored School, Stokes County After Now, a community center.
  38. 38. Lincoln Heights High School, North Wilkesboro Another former Rosenwald school being used as a community center.
  39. 39. Oak Grove School, Bethania
  40. 40. A former Rosenwald school Oak Grove School, Bethania that’s now a museum.
  41. 41. One of the last African-American schools built in NC, it will be converted into affordable housing and other community uses. Dunbar School, Lexington
  42. 42. City Halls – and Other Governmental Buildings
  43. 43. A long-vacant former city hall. Old Sanford City Hall - Before
  44. 44. Old Now, home of Progressive Contracting, Sanford City Hall - After which specializes in historic rehabilitation.
  45. 45. Another former town hall. Rutherfordton Town Hall
  46. 46. Rutherfordton Town Hall
  47. 47. Now, a home. Rutherfordton Town Hall
  48. 48. Wilrik A former hotel used for years for Hotel, Sanford - Before county government offices.
  49. 49. Wilrik Hotel, Sanford, Lobby – Documentary Photo
  50. 50. Wilrik Hotel, Sanford, Lobby Before Renovation
  51. 51. Wilrik Hotel, Sanford, Lobby During Renovation
  52. 52. Wilrik Hotel, Sanford, Lobby -- After
  53. 53. Wilrik Now, affordable housing. Hotel, Sanford - After
  54. 54. Wilrik Hotel, Sanford
  55. 55. Renovation pending. Old Rocky Mount Post Office
  56. 56. Hospitals
  57. 57. Former hospital, now affordable housing. Maria Parham Hospital, Henderson
  58. 58. Walker Apartments, Wilmington Former nurses’ dormitory, now affordable housing.
  59. 59. Walker Apartments, Wilmington
  60. 60. Schools
  61. 61. Old Mount Olive High School - Before
  62. 62. Old Mount Olive High School - Before
  63. 63. Old Mount Olive High School - After Former school, now affordable housing and a community auditorium.
  64. 64. Old Mount Olive High School - After
  65. 65. Old Mount Olive High School - After
  66. 66. Swain Former school, now affordable housing, School, Edenton - After local arts council, and community auditorium.
  67. 67. Former public school, now a charter school. Gastonia Central Elementary School – Documentary
  68. 68. Gastonia Central Elementary School
  69. 69. Gastonia Central Elementary School
  70. 70. East Flat Rock High School, Before
  71. 71. East Flat Former school, now affordable Rock High School, After housing.
  72. 72. East Flat Rock High School
  73. 73. Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson - Before
  74. 74. Former school, now affordable housing. with community Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson - After auditorium
  75. 75. Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson
  76. 76. Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson
  77. 77. Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson
  78. 78. Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson
  79. 79. Charles L. Coon High School, Wilson
  80. 80. Dallas High School, Dallas
  81. 81. Dallas Former school, now affordable High School, Dallas housing.
  82. 82. Dallas High School, After
  83. 83. John A. Wilkinson High School, Belhaven
  84. 84. John A. Wilkinson High School, Belhaven Former school, now community center.
  85. 85. Reidsville High School - Before
  86. 86. Reidsville High School - Before
  87. 87. Reidsville Former school, now affordable High School - After housing.
  88. 88. Mulberry Street School, Statesville - Before
  89. 89. Mulberry Street School, Statesville - After Former school, now affordable housing.
  90. 90. Mayworth School, Cramerton - Before
  91. 91. Mayworth School, Cramerton - Before
  92. 92. Mayworth School, Cramerton - Fire
  93. 93. Mayworth Former school, now affordable School, Cramerton - After housing.
  94. 94. Mayworth School, Cramerton
  95. 95. Lenoir High School, Lenoir - Before
  96. 96. Lenoir Former school, now affordable High School, Lenoir housing and community auditorium.
  97. 97. Lenoir High School, Lenoir
  98. 98. Once unneeded and unwanted, these surplus public properties once again serve their communities in a variety of new uses – representing more than $50 million in historic rehabilitation!
  99. 99. Know of a surplus public property that needs a new use? Let Preservation North Carolina know. [click here!] You can fill out our online form at PreservationNC.org/Surplus
  100. 100. Protecting the IrreplaceableTM in North Carolina since 1939 220 Fayetteville Street Mall, Suite 200 P. O. Box 27644, Raleigh, NC 27611-7644 919-832-3652 • fax 919-832-1651 • info@presnc.org www.PreservationNC.org

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