City Offices will be closed Monday, July 6th for the Independence Day Holiday. Solid waste collection will be on a modified schedule the week of July 6 - 10. Follow this link for details.

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 last Tuesday of the month in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor Police Building, 7 W. Guilford Street @ 6:30 p.m. Current agendas can be found here.

Lisa Edwards

Marybeth Ford

Michael Scott Ford

Jennifer Gardner

Michelle Harrison

Sean Rayna

Jill Simpson

Mary Sullivan 

David Yemm - Chairperson


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