he Historic Shelby Foundation, Inc.
has been the premier catalyst for the preservation of Cleveland County's historic architectural resources since 1982.
   
     
 
   
   

Preservation NC to Open a Southwestern Office in Shelby
January 2004

Shelby- Preservation NC (PNC) is planning to open its newest office in Shelby. This will be the sixth satellite office to open under the direction of Myrick Howard, president of the organization. The office will be staffed by Autumn Rierson Michael, who is a former attorney with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Opening an office in this location will help PNC to target historic properties more effectively in the western region of the state that are in jeopardy of being lost. Since 1977 PNC has worked tirelessly to save more than 500 historic properties throughout the state of North Carolina. Since this time, several satellite offices have been opened around the state to continue the mission of historic preservation.

PNC is currently raising the monies deemed necessary by its board of directors to open the much-needed office. As of mid-November, the organization has raised more than $18,000 of its $40,000 goal for this office. Members of the staff will continue to seek supporters in this region of the state to help reach its goal.

PNC plans to open this office in January 2004. Autumn will be working from home and on the road until her permanent office is opened in the Bankers House on 319 N. Lafayette Street in Shelby. The Bankers House estate has been bequeathed to PNC by its current owner Mrs. Nancy Blanton and is under the management of PNC as a stewardship property. As a stewardship property, it will be preserved during its existence.

PNC’s office locations are Burlington, Edenton, Hillsborough, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem. Currently, the Winston-Salem office is servicing the entire western region of the state.

About Preservation North Carolina

For more information about historic properties available for restoration and an introductory copy of our magazine, contact Preservation North Carolina at P.O. Box 27644, Raleigh, NC 27611-7644, by phone at 919/832-3652, or visit the web site at www.PreservationNC.org.

Since 1939Preservation North Carolina has protected and promoted hundreds of buildings and landscapes important to the heritage of North Carolina. As North Carolina’s only statewide nonprofit preservation organization, PNC protects historic properties by identifying, purchasing and reselling them through its highly effective Endangered Properties Program. It also promotes preservation through its stewardship properties, educational programs, public recognition program, videos and publications. PNC is supported through the generosity of nearly 5,000 members. Members receive a magazine, which features properties for sale and articles of interest. Join PNC and make North Carolina a better place for present and future generations.
  Preservation North Carolina hires Mayor of Shelby to lead Southwest Regional Office
January 2005

Raleigh, NC- Preservation North Carolina’s (PNC) newest regional office in Southwestern North Carolina opened in January 2004 with Autumn Rierson Michael at the helm. Michael recently decided to step down from her position to take on a new challenge at Historic Charlotte. Preservation North Carolina has now hired Ted Alexander, Mayor of Shelby, to lead the Southwest office.

A native of Morganton, Alexander is currently a downtown revitalization/preservation consultant. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from UNC-Charlotte and a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University. Alexander has over 20 years of experience in historic preservation and downtown revitalization. After many years of living and working out of state, Alexander returned to Shelby in 1996 to assume his former position of executive director of the Uptown Shelby Association where he served until May 2004. He is the immediate past president of the Historic Shelby Foundation and current president of the North Carolina Downtown Development Association. He serves also on the board of advisors for PNC and is the energy conservation coordinator for Shelby’s Rebuild America. As a consultant, Alexander has worked with downtowns throughout North Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Indiana, Iowa and recently with the Japanese Downtown Redevelopment Center for six cities.

As the new director of the Southwest regional office for PNC, Alexander will be responsible for the principal administration of the organization’s activities in the Southwestern region of the state. His primary responsibility will be buying, selling, and generating donations of historic properties in the region, promoting historic preservation and PNC in the region, and managing the administrative aspects of the office. He will begin working with PNC as a part-time employee beginning January 3, 2005.

Preservation North Carolina welcomes Ted Alexander to the staff and looks forward to gaining new ground for historic preservation in the Southwestern region of North Carolina.

About Preservation North Carolina
For more information about historic properties available for restoration and an introductory copy of our magazine, contact PNC at P.O. Box 27644, Raleigh, NC 27611-7644, by phone at 919/832-3652, or visit the web site at www.PreservationNC.org.

Since 1939, PNC has protected and promoted hundreds of buildings and landscapes important to the diverse heritage of North Carolina. As North Carolina’s only private, nonprofit statewide preservation organization, PNC protects historic properties by identifying, purchasing and reselling them through its highly effective endangered properties program. It also promotes preservation through its stewardship properties, educational programs, public recognition program, videos and publications. PNC is supported through the generosity of nearly 5,000 members. Members receive a magazine, which features properties for sale and articles of interest. Join PNC and make North Carolina a better place for present and future generations.

 
Historic Shelby Foundation
P.O.Box 2321
Shelby North Carolina 28151
Telephone: 704-484-3100 Email: info@historicshelby.org