Market House (Fayetteville, North Carolina)


Market House (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Market House
Market House (Fayetteville, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Location: Market Sq., Fayetteville, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°3′9.92″N 78°52′40.02″W / 35.0527556°N 78.8777833°W / 35.0527556; -78.8777833Coordinates: 35°3′9.92″N 78°52′40.02″W / 35.0527556°N 78.8777833°W / 35.0527556; -78.8777833
Built: 1838
Architect: Unknown
Architectural style: Other
Governing body: Local
NRHP Reference#: 70000451
Significant dates
Added to NRHP: September 15, 1970[1]
Designated NHL: November 7, 1973[2]

Market House, in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is "one of the few structures in America which employs the town hall-market scheme found in England. Meat and produce were sold under the open first-floor arcade while the second floor served as the town hall and general meeting place. The cupola bell still rings breakfast, dinner, sundown, and curfew."[2] Completed in 1832, it was built on the ruins of the old State House and served as a town market until 1906. Slaves were sold there before abolition. It served as Fayetteville Town Hall until 1907.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.[2][3]

The City Council is considering turning the Market House into a local history museum.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html. 
  2. ^ a b c "Market House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=955&ResourceType=Building. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  3. ^ J. G. Zehmer (May 21, 1970), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Market HousePDF (32 KB), National Park Service  and Accompanying images, exterior, from 1970, 1972, and 1865PDF (32 KB)

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