Preservation presentation to feature Lewisville, Clemmons sites

Published 12:07 am Thursday, May 2, 2024

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WINSTON-SALEM — Preservation Easements: Saving Your History will be presented by David Bergstone and George Edwards — professional preservationists and Preservation Forsyth Board members — in the Forsyth County Public Library Auditorium (Central Library) on May 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.
In addition to other sites from around the county, the presentation will feature two local sites, the George Elias Nissen House in Lewisville and the Peter Clemmons House in Clemmons.
The presentation is free and open to the community and will explain the purpose and use of preservation easements to protect historic property for the future. This is a method for an owner to grant property rights to their historic property that will protect it from unsympathetic changes by any future property owners. They will also discuss an easement’s implications on property taxes and the potential for a charitable donation.
Preservation Forsyth currently holds four easements and are open to considering more. Buildings that are protected by Preservation Forsyth include the Charles A. Crews House (c. 1900) in historic Washington Park; the Peter Clemmons House (c. 1800) in Clemmons; the William Henry and Sarah Hauser Speas Farmhouse (c. 1850, enlarged in 1879) in Pfafftown; and the George Elias Nissen House (c. 1876) in Lewisville.
Preservation Forsyth is a nonprofit membership organization that was founded in 2007 to provide a citizen voice for historic  preservation in our community and is the only countywide organization devoted to the preservation of historic resources. The organization works to increase public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits of preserving all types of historic resources, ranging from buildings, landscapes, cemeteries, neighborhoods, bridges, dams and roads.
For more information, go to or call 336-287-7265.