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A long history of houses and properties being donated to Preservation North Carolina has allowed for several of these places to be protected and refurbished. Whether a family wants to fully donate or sell for a reduced rate, Preservation North Carolina can make sure that the property is given a new life with enthusiastic preservationists.
The Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the New Bern Preservation Foundation have significantly slowed the pace of demolition, and preserved over five-hundred intact historic buildings dating as far back as the 1700s. While preservation efforts have progressed, there is still doubt whether preservation can boost the economy.
The city of Roanoke confronted the problems of a decaying downtown by recognizing that a new approach would be required to reverse the flight to the suburbs. A committee of prominent citizens and business leaders explored the objectives of citizen enthusiasm, recycling of old buildings, preservation and enhancement of the farmer's market, and the developing of vacant land to revitalize the downtown area with success.