Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, Inc. (“PGDF” or “the Fund”) is a Greensboro-based non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS. PGDF was initially formed in 1988 through grants totaling $100,000 from several community foundations to Preservation Greensboro. The Fund provides service to the community through a variety of legal interests. It works as a “revolving fund”, a pool of capital created and reserved for historic preservation activities – with the condition that the money will be returned to the fund to be reused for similar activities in the future. The all-volunteer board of the Fund has assisted in the restoration or conservation of properties in the Greensboro neighborhoods of College Hill, Southside, Cedar Street, Fisher Park, Glenwood, and Irving Park. Additionally, the Fund has assisted in planning efforts in the Summit Avenue neighborhood and Southside. It has served communities throughout Guilford County including Whitsett and High Point.
Below is the Sweeney-Penn House in Fisher Park, saved through the Fund in 2011.