Historic Preservation Commission

Member Qualifications: Resides within corporate limits of the City of Reidsville


The mission of the Reidsville Historic Preservation Commission is to promote the sound and orderly preservation of historic areas and properties which embody important elements of social, economic political or architectural history for the enrichment of all citizens and to enhance property values within historic areas.


The City of Reidsville has two Historic District, the Old Post Road Historic District and the Governor Reid Historic District.  The Districts are unique for being largely intact examples of domestic architecture and city planning from just prior to the turn of the previous century up to the beginning of the Second World War.  They reflect the styles of the time, ranging from Queen Anne to the popular Foursquare and Craftsman bungalow structures, as well as the prosperity of Reidsville's days as an important tobacco products producing center.

If you own property in one of the historic districts and you are planning to change the exterior appearance of your home you may need to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness.   The Reidsville Historic Preservation Commission has approved Architectural and Historic Guidelines to be followed when exterior work is being perform.    The following are a few examples of what you might need a Certificate for:

  • Installation of fences
  • Landscaping projects
  • Construction or replacement of accessory items, such as walks, driveway, etc.
  • Repair or replacement of roofing
  • Painting exterior of structure when there is a change in color
  • Repair or replacement of the foundation, storm windows, doors, siding, stairs, landings, etc.
  • New construction or additions to structures

For further assistance or to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness you may contact the Department of Community Development at 336-349-1065.

Additional responsibilities of the Historic Preservation Commission is the maintenance and upkeep of the historic Governor Reid House.  Further, the Commission would like to invite you to take a walking tour of the districts.   A Walking Tour brochure may be obtained by clicking (here). 

For your convenience, the Historic and Architectural Guidelines and application to apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness may be found under the Document Center link.

Number of Members: 7

Term of Office: 2 years

Time of Meeting: 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month, Council Chambers, City Hall

Member Qualifications: Resides within corporate limits of the City of Reidsville

Vacancies: One open position and two positions coming open in September.