Historic Preservation Commission

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The Historic Preservation Commission performs the duties of regulating historic landmarks and historic districts (pursuant to N.C. General Statutes Chapter 160A, Article 19, Part 3C).

The Thomasville Historic Preservation Commission is a local government agency working to promote and safeguard the historical and architectural heritage of the City through citizen education and the establishment of historic districts and landmarks. The goal of citizen education is to convey to our residents the importance of recognizing the historical heritage of our City as one of our most valued and vital assets. The purpose of establishing local historic districts and landmarks is to encourage the restoration, preservation, rehabilitation and conservation of historically, architecturally and culturally significant areas, structures, buildings, sites, objects and their surroundings; to review new construction design to ensure compatibility; and to safeguard against potential adverse influences which may cause decline, decay or total destruction of these important assets. The conservation and preservation of historic districts and landmarks stabilize and increase property values, promote tourism and strengthen the overall economy of the City. The Commission oversees two local historic districts - Salem Street Historic District and Colonial Drive School Historic District. To learn more about the design guidelines follow this link.

Thomasville Historic Preservation Commission Design Guidelines

Members serve three-year terms, with the ability to be re-appointed one time. After serving 2 consecutive three-year terms a member shall be ineligible for re-appointment until one calendar year has elapsed from the date of the termination of his or her full 3-year term. Members shall serve until their successors are appointed.

To contact the HPC:
Chuck George, Planning & Inspections Director
Thomasville Historic Preservation Commission


Committee Meeting Date/Time & Membership

Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor Police Building, 7 W. Guilford Street @ 6:30 p.m.



City Council Chambers

Thomasville Police Department Building

Tuesday, August 14, 2018     5:45 p.m.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Approval of Minutes of June 12, 2018

3.  Applications for Certificate of Appropriateness (Public Hearing)

A.   COA-18-09

      Applicant:  Blair Watford

      Address:    404 Haywood Street

      Request for approval of demolition. The house was destroyed by fire on April 29, 2018.

B.   COA-18-10

      Applicant:  Casey & Jennifer Gardner

      Address:    7 Elliott Drive

      Request for approval to install a wooden privacy fence in the rear yard.

 4.  Committee Reports

A.  Finance Report:David Yemm

B.  Sales:Books and Index – David Yemm

5.  Commission Chair Reports

A.  Update on Historical Photo Marker - David Yemm

6.  Next Meeting

A.  The next meeting of the Commission will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 5:45 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Thomasville Police Department Building.

B.  The deadline for COA applications is 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2018.

7.  Adjournment


David Yemm - Chairperson
Derrick Duggins
Lisa Edwards
Stacy Ferrell
Kenneth Haught
Mary Sullivan
Hunter Thrift
Rebecca Wilson

Ron Bratton - Council Liaison
Chuck George - Staff Representative
Paul Mitchell - Attorney Representative


Certificate of Appropriateness application

 Links of Interest

National Register of Historic Places

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preservation Directory

Preservation North Carolina

Technical Preservation Service

 The Old House Journal

 State Historic Preservation Office