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

History of Shelby (from The Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series on National Park Service web site)

The National Trust for Historic Places (Private Non-profit)
For more than 50 years, the National Trust has been helping Americans protect the irreplaceable. A private nonprofit organization with more than 200,000 members, the National Trust is the leader of the vigorous preservation movement that is saving the best of the country's past for the future.

The Main Street Program
The National Main Street Center is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Two decades ago, the Center created the Main Street Approach to commercial district revitalization. Today, it advocates the use of this approach for communities to revitalize their traditional commercial areas, using historic preservation and grass roots-based economic development. It serves as the nation's clearinghouse for information, technical assistance, research and advocacy on preservation-based commercial district revitalization.

Preservation North Carolina
Preservation North Carolina is a private, non-profit statewide organization whose mission is to protect and promote buildings, sites, and landscapes important to the diverse heritage of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA) is a non-profit membership organization made up of towns, downtown development organizations, chambers of commerce, and private professionals. Our primary purpose is to create a state-wide network of people and organizations involved and interested in downtown revitalization.
National Register of Historic Places

What is a local historic district? (National Park Service Site)

Certified Local Government Program

Cleveland County Historic Properties Commission.
Cleveland County now has (as of 2005) its own HPC which enables properties to be designated as having historical significance and once certified by the Commission, the state, and the County Commission, carries the economic incentive of local property tax deferment of 50%. To keep the certification and the deferment, changes to the exterior must be approved by the commission.

The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) assists private citizens, private institutions, local governments, and agencies of state and federal government in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archaeology.

North Carolina Office of Archives and History - A service of the NC Department of Cultural Resources, the mission of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History is to collect, preserve, and utilize the state's historic resources so that present and future residents may better understand their history.

National Park Service

Technical Preservation Services of the National Park Service, the nation's leading provider of information and guidance on the care of historic buildings. Includes many sub-topics including explanations for Tax Incentives.

The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings from the National Park Service. Good source for outines and examples of recommended ways of meeting the Standards as well as examples of methods that are not recommended or may be in opposition to them.

PreservationDirectory.com has been the online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada for over 7 years,
and we are even more committed today to preserving and celebrating historic structures and places.

IRS - Internal Revenue Service

Check irs.gov for information on qualifying tax credits.

Historic Shelby Foundation
P.O.Box 2321
Shelby North Carolina 28151
Email: info@historicshelby.org