History in Need

Within town limits, we have numerous historic properties in need of assistance:

1) Henry Troxler Home @ 200 NC Highway 100: This early 1900’s home is listed in the Guilford County inventory as a potential historic property.  With entitlement work, this four bedroom, one bath 2,875 SF residence could be brought back into service.  Per local sources, this home has not been occupied in 20+ years.  It will require stabilization work as well as new systems.  The home does come with a large lot and is on a 27 acre, six parcel tract.  This property and land is listed for $224,900 (as of January 2017).  For details, contact the Aspenwood Realtors agent Wylie Bean @ 336-245-2903 or awbean4@gmail.com.

2) The Gibsonville School @ 401 East Joyner Street: This 48K SF property is a national register asset available through Preservation North Carolina.   This 1920’s Colonial Revival school was in operation until 2006.   In January 2015, this property was sold by Guilford County Schools to a preservationist group.  A portion of the funds to acquire this property from Guilford County Schools was from the GMHSI.  The GMHSI has been advocates of this schools preservation for years.  For more detailed contact and property information, see PNC property information.

3) The Dr. Dick Residence / Bartlett Funeral Home property @ 515 North Church Street: This 1910 residential property was originally constructed for an early town doctor, Dr Julius Vance Dick.  It was in the Dick family until the mid 1950’s, when it was sold to William (Bill) E and Colene Pope Bartlett.  In October 1959, the Bartlett’s had a grand opening for this property as Bartlett Funeral Home.  This property is still owned by the Barlett family, though the funeral home business has been out of operation for numerous years.  This approx. 3K SF residence is now available for sale.   It is in serious need of repairs.  While this property is not currently on the national register, it could be with entitlement work.

UPDATE (October 2016): The 515 Church Street property was sold to a preservationist buyer who will “save” this historic asset.  As of November 2016, work is underway to stabilize and improve the property.  The GMHSI encouraged historic preservation of the Dr. Dick residence.  In this case, we are proud to say we were an active part of finding a buyer / developer party for this historic preservation activity.