2015 – Preservation Greensboro, Inc.

Because our past is important in shaping our present and should never be forgotten in our future, the Extreme Nonprofit Makeover recipient in 2015 is Preservation Greensboro, Inc. We will document the upgrades and tools we provide for PGI as the work progresses.


Preservation Greensboro Incorporated saves our community’s historic and architectural treasures.

How PGI Works for Greensboro

Historic buildings and sites play an important role in defining our community’s identity by telling Greensboro’s unique story. They serve as tangible links to our past, energize our economy, and ensure the continuity and stability of our neighborhoods.

Today, PGI is a dynamic and resourceful organization that contributes a key role in the growth of Greensboro’s economy. With such diverse initiatives as Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, the Blandwood Museum, the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, informative meetings, seminars, and special events, Preservation Greensboro is a constant voice within the community towards revitilization, improved quality of life, and conservation of historic resources for future generations.

As the only citywide non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation, we depend on our partners and people like you to help us accomplish this important goal.

What Does PGI Do?

Preservation Greensboro, Inc. is Greensboro’s only city-wide nonprofit membership organization that saves treasured historic and architecturally significant places. They operate

Blandwood Mansion
The home of former Governor John Motley Morehead and America’s oldest Italianate villa. Designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844, this privately owned state treasure is open for guided tours.

Carriage House
A distinctive rental pavilion located on the grounds of Blandwood. The elegant two story space, outdoor patio and beautiful grounds make this the perfect location for receptions, fundraisers or other occasions.

Architectural Salvage
A retail showroom of antique claw foot tubs, old sinks, brass hardware, solid wood doors, windows, heartpine floors, and light fixtures recycled from historic homes.

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