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Historic Resources Commission

Historic Resources Commission

hrc_logoIn 2002, the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission (HRC) was created from the merger of the Forsyth County Joint Historic Properties Commission and the Winston-Salem Historic District Commission. North Carolina’s historic districts and landmarks statute, NCGS 160A-400.1 through 400.14, states that the historical heritage of our state is one of our most valued and important assets. This legislation also finds that the conservation and preservation of historic resources stabilizes and increases property values and strengthens the overall economy.

In order to maintain and enhance the character of historic resources in Forsyth County, the HRC’s role is to protect and enrich the County’s cultural, historical, architectural, and archaeological heritage through the identification, designation, and preservation of historic resources. To that end, the Commission strives to promote the use and conservation of historic properties for the education, pleasure, and enrichment of the residents of Forsyth County and North Carolina.

The twelve-member Commission consists of five appointed representatives from Forsyth County, five from the City of Winston-Salem, one from the Town of Kernersville, and one from the Village of Clemmons. The HRC meets the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in Public Meeting Room of the Bryce A. Stuart Municipal Building (formally City Hall South), Fifth Floor, 100 East First Street, Winston-Salem. See the 2013 calendar showing meeting dates and submittal deadlines or the agenda for the upcoming HRC meeting.

Additional Activities

In addition to administering local historic districts and landmarks, the Commission is involved in various activities relating to historic resources throughout the county, such as architectural inventories, historic markers, and National Register nominations. For more information regarding the HRC, please contact LeAnn Pegram, Historic Resource Officer at (336) 747-7054, or via email at, or Michelle McCullough, Historic Resource Coordinator at (336)747-7063, or via email at HRC staff is provided through the City-County Planning staff. Please visit this page in the future for additional information and updates.

updated 1/8/2013

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