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Historic Architecture Trail

YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THAT IS

Historic Architecture Trail

A visit to America’s hometown would not be complete without admiring and exploring the architectural treasures of the area. The story of the development of this historical area can be told through the structures built long ago, but still stand proudly today. As you follow this trail, you will encounter early structures built during the 1780s and many more from the 1800s and early 1900s. The Fayetteville area, with its... MORE

A visit to America’s hometown would not be complete without admiring and exploring the architectural treasures of the area. The story of the development of this historical area can be told through the structures built long ago, but still stand proudly today. As you follow this trail, you will encounter early structures built during the 1780s and many more from the 1800s and early 1900s.

The Fayetteville area, with its proximity to the Cape Fear River, was an early trading and commercial center. The early commercial buildings were part of Liberty Row and served as a place for craftsmen’s shops. In the 1780s and 1790s more commercial buildings including Cool Spring Tavern and The State House were constructed. The State House existed at the location of today’s Market House, and was constructed in 1789, in time to house North Carolina's ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and subsequent notable events. Expansion west in the city occurred in the late 18th century as the Historic Haymount area was developed.

Haymount, overlooking the town center, is one of the oldest, intact residential areas. Major national architectural styles are all represented here, such as Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian, Colonial Revival, and bungalows. Disaster struck when the Great Fire of 1831 leveled much of what the early town had created, destroying over 600 structures including churches, commercial buildings, homes, and the State House. Immediately following the fire, reconstruction began to replace much of what was lost and the Market House replaced the State House. Around 1890 to 1900, a stately Victorian neighborhood sprang up along Person Street, one of its remaining structures is the Sedberry Holmes house. In the 1920s, numerous commercial structures were built downtown including the Prince Charles Hotel.

As the population grew, another type of commercial development occurred during the 1970s, with the addition of large shopping centers. Fayetteville’s commercial development then sprawled out of the downtown core. In 1999, Fayetteville’s Historic Downtown District was designated in the National Register of Historic Places, which became a major milestone in the downtown revitalization effort.

As you visit these and other locations on the trail, try to imagine the period in which they were built and travel back in time to life before modern economic development.

Trail Mileage: 55 miles
Trail Time to Complete: 1 hour, 30 min (half-day trail)

Sites of interest on this trail may be classified in one of three ways: Open to the Public - The site is open to the public for a visit during their operating hours. By Appointment Only - The site is available to visitors anytime by viewing it from the exterior or by calling ahead and making an appointment with its administrators for the site to be opened during your visit. Exterior View Only - The site may only be viewed from the exterior for a visit. Visitors may receive written or audible information about trail sites at the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau through our Customize IT! system.

 


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    Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fourth Fridays 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Open to Public.

    Built in 1890. This museum is housed in a 2-story brick Romanesque Revival style. The staff at the museum is also responsible for oversight of Fayetteville’s Historic Districts and Local Landmarks, and maintains an extensive archive concerning historic properties.

    325 Franklin Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1457

    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fourth Fridays 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Open to Public. Built in 1890. This museum is housed in a 2-story brick Romanesque Revival style. The staff at the museum is also responsible...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Mallet Rogers House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view or by appointment only.

    Currently on the campus of Methodist University. Built circa 1830 and restored in 1986.

    5400 Ramsey Street Fayetteville NC 28311

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 630-7043

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view or by appointment only. Currently on the campus of Methodist University. Built circa 1830 and restored in 1986....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Market House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The Market House is the focal point of downtown Fayetteville and is where North Carolina ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1789 and chartered the University of North Carolina the same year. In 1825, General Marquis de Lafayette addressed the citizens of Fayetteville here. On May 29, 1831, a fire broke out and destroyed over 600 structures in downtown Fayetteville, including the old State House. Immediately following the fire, the Market House was rebuilt on this site. In 1907, through the determined efforts of the Women’s Club of Fayetteville, the Market House was saved in what was probably the earliest example of the historic preservation in North Carolina. Architecturally, the Market House is one of the few structures in America to use the town hall market scheme found in England.

    Person, Hay, Green, Gillespie Streets Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The Market House is the focal point of downtown Fayetteville and is where North Carolina ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1789 and chartered the University of North Carolina...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Rankin Wood Norris House

    Hours: Daily, Before Dusk. Exterior view only.

    Built in 1927. It is an example of the Federal Revival Style.

    204 North Cool Spring Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, Before Dusk. Exterior view only. Built in 1927. It is an example of the Federal Revival Style....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Charles Rose House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    The circa 1911, early 20th Century Colonial Revival style house was built by Charles G. Rose, a local attorney honored with the highest office in the civic, political, and church life in the community and was referred to as “Fayetteville’s First Citizen.”

    215 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. The circa 1911, early 20th Century Colonial Revival style house was built by Charles G. Rose, a local attorney honored with the highest office in the civic, political, and church life in the...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    The Pond House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1923.

    The Pond House is the perfect example of a typical early 20th century bungalow.

    227 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1923. The Pond House is the perfect example of a typical early 20th century bungalow....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Dr. A.S. Rose House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1923.

    This Colonial Revival house was built by Dr. A.S. Rose. The locally prominent Rose family occupied a number of homes of Hillside Avenue as part of the beautiful Haymount area.

    218 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1923. This Colonial Revival house was built by Dr. A.S. Rose. The locally prominent Rose family occupied a number of homes of Hillside Avenue as part of the beautiful Haymount area....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Huske House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Built in 1927, by Joseph Huske, the Huske House was home to one of Fayetteville’s most prominent early families. Huske Hardware House, is now a popular restaurant downtown.

    111 Hale Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1927, by Joseph Huske, the Huske House was home to one of Fayetteville's most prominent early families. Huske Hardware House, is now a popular restaurant downtown....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    William McDiarmid House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Built in 1907, by William McDiarmid. It reflects an interesting mixture of late Victorian and Colonial Revival styles. Fayetteville builder Earl Parks Bansy renovated the house during the 1970s.

    330 Dick Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1907, by William McDiarmid. It reflects an interesting mixture of late Victorian and Colonial Revival styles. Fayetteville builder Earl Parks Bansy renovated the house during the 1970s....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Taylor-Utley House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    The Taylor Utley House stands on property originally owned by Captain James Andrew Jackson Bradford, former commander of the U.S. Arsenal located in Fayetteville. In 1847, William Taylor purchased three-and-a-half acres from Bradford and built his family’s home there. This home typifies the vernacular Greek Revival-styling prevalent in homes built in Fayetteville before the Civil War.

    916 Hay Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. The Taylor Utley House stands on property originally owned by Captain James Andrew Jackson Bradford, former commander of the U.S. Arsenal located in Fayetteville. In 1847, William Taylor purchased...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Colton-Clark-Monaghan House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    This house was built in 1835 for the Reverend Simeon Colton, the first principal of Donaldson Academy. Edward Lee Clark, later, added upstairs rooms and a wrap around Victorian porch with corner gazebo.

    113 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. This house was built in 1835 for the Reverend Simeon Colton, the first principal of Donaldson Academy. Edward Lee Clark, later, added upstairs rooms and a wrap around Victorian porch with corner...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    1897 Poe House

    Hours: Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed on Monday. Open to the public.

    On the National Register of Historic Places, the 1897 Poe House features a wrap-around porch on the first floor and a one-bay porch projecting over the main entrance on the second story. It has Eastlake style detailing in the porch spindles and scroll work. Wood graining wainscoting and decorative application to the ceilings are found in the house as well as some of the original gas fixtures (now converted to electricity).

    E.A. Poe of Fayetteville had the house built for his wife, Josephine Montague of Wake County, and their eight children. Mr. Poe was a successful businessman manufacturing bricks and utilitarian pottery. The house contains many original furnishings and focuses on early 20th century life in southeastern North Carolina.

    206 Bradford Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 486-1330

    Hours: Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed on Monday. Open to the public. On the National Register of Historic Places, the 1897 Poe House features a wrap-around porch on the first floor and a one-bay porch projecting...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Barges Tavern

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    According to local tradition, this small circa 1800 house was once an ordinary or “spirits”; room, which stood at the northeast corner of James Square. The building has been moved twice since its location there. It features a central chimney, which was prevalent in Fayetteville during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

    519 Ramsey Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. According to local tradition, this small circa 1800 house was once an ordinary or "spirits"; room, which stood at the northeast corner of James Square. The building has been moved twice since...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;

    Open to the public

    The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel. Operating a Visitors Center with a drive-through window. The FACVB is located just minutes from the heart of downtown. Signs from I-95 provide clear directions to the Visitor Center. Call for information and help planning your visit to the area or stop by when you arrive for maps, brochures and more.

    245 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 483-5311

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Open to the public The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Cool Spring Tavern

    Hours: Daily, Before Dusk. Exterior view only.

    Built in 1788. The home is one of the finest of the few remaining 19th century residences on the street, a well- preserved representation of Queen Anne-style.

    119 North Cool Spring Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (910) 433-1612

    Hours: Daily, Before Dusk. Exterior view only. Built in 1788. The home is one of the finest of the few remaining 19th century residences on the street, a well- preserved representation of Queen Anne-style....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Henry McLean House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    The Henry McLean house was built in pre-Civil War Haymount in what was known as “the village of Belmont”.

    1006 Hay Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. The Henry McLean house was built in pre-Civil War Haymount in what was known as "the village of Belmont"....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Heritage Square

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The land on which the Sanford House stands was purchased by Duncan McLeran in 1800, the house was erected shortly thereafter. Likely designed by the acclaimed architect, William Nichols of Bath, England, the Oval Ballroom was built around 1818. The Sanford House was purchased by John William Sanford, a cashier at the Fayetteville bank, in 1823. It is believed the ghost of Mrs. Sanford haunts the second floor of the home. The freestanding single room, called the Oval Ballroom is octagonal on the outside, the interior contains a splendid oval chamber. The Baker-Haigh-Nimocks house, with a circular staircase, was built around 1804. It is a fine example of a low country house, found throughout the coastal Carolinas.

    225 Dick Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The land on which the Sanford House stands was purchased by Duncan McLeran in 1800, the house was erected shortly thereafter. Likely designed by the acclaimed architect, William Nichols of...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Holt-Harrison House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Built in 1897, by textile industrialist Walter L. Holt, the Colonial Revival style of the Holt-Harrison House helped set the standard for dwellings built in Haymount. The Holt-Harrison House has more recently been used for commercial purposes.

    806 Hay Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1897, by textile industrialist Walter L. Holt, the Colonial Revival style of the Holt-Harrison House helped set the standard for dwellings built in Haymount. The Holt-Harrison House...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Hale House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The Hale House was constructed in 1847 and first owned by one of the journalistic forefathers of Fayetteville, Edward J. Hale. Hale, who came to Fayetteville as a young man, bought the Carolina Observer in 1825 and changed its name to the Fayetteville Observer. He served as publisher of the Observer until 1865 when the press was destroyed by Union General William T. Sherman.

    630 Hay Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The Hale House was constructed in 1847 and first owned by one of the journalistic forefathers of Fayetteville, Edward J. Hale. Hale, who came to Fayetteville as a young man, bought the Carolina...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Kyle House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The first building on this site was erected in 1793. The building was rebuilt in 1858. The Phoenix Lodge is one of the oldest in the state still in existence and was visited by Marquis de Lafayette in 1825. This structure is a good example of Greek Revival architecture.

    234 Green Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (910) 483-7405

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The first building on this site was erected in 1793. The building was rebuilt in 1858. The Phoenix Lodge is one of the oldest in the state still in existence and was visited by Marquis de Lafayette...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Liberty Row

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    During the late 18th and early 19th centuries it was known as “Robber Row,” a humorous take on the cluster of New England silversmiths, pewters, and tinsmiths who had shops there. Liberty Row is a group of fourteen brick buildings, some of the oldest commercial buildings in Fayetteville, built between 1791 and the close of the century.

    North Side of Person Street at Market Square Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries it was known as "Robber Row," a humorous take on the cluster of New England silversmiths, pewters, and tinsmiths who had shops there. Liberty Row...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fair Oaks House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    E.J. Lilly began construction on Fair Oaks in 1858 and his family lived there over 100 years. The house incorporates a Georgian plan with Greek Revival and Italianate elements. During General Sherman’s occupation of Fayetteville in 1865 some of the Union troops camped on the grounds. A silver tray bearing the bullet holes of Sherman’s soldiers, who used the tray for target practice, still remains in the Lilly family.

    1507 Morganton Road Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. E.J. Lilly began construction on Fair Oaks in 1858 and his family lived there over 100 years. The house incorporates a Georgian plan with Greek Revival and Italianate elements. During General...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Mansard Roof House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    Built in 1883. The Mansard Roof House is constructed in the Second Empire style and is notable for its mansard roof, a steep, decorative metal roof crowned with a cast iron railing of Fleur-de-lis design. Frank W. Thornton built the house. This house is the only good surviving example of this style of residential architecture in the Fayetteville area.

    214 Mason Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. Built in 1883. The Mansard Roof House is constructed in the Second Empire style and is notable for its mansard roof, a steep, decorative metal roof crowned with a cast iron railing of Fleur-de-lis...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    McMillian-Rankin House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Built in the 1840s. The McMillan-Rankin House stands as an important example of a century and a half of architectural growth and stylistic change unified in a single design.

    110 Bradford Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in the 1840s. The McMillan-Rankin House stands as an important example of a century and a half of architectural growth and stylistic change unified in a single design....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Phoenix Masonic Lodge Number 8

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The first building on this site was erected in 1793. The building was rebuilt in 1858. The Phoenix Lodge is one of the oldest in the state still in existence and was visited by Marquis de Lafayette in 1825. This structure is a good example of Greek Revival architecture.

    221 Mason Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 323-0162

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The first building on this site was erected in 1793. The building was rebuilt in 1858. The Phoenix Lodge is one of the oldest in the state still in existence and was visited by Marquis de Lafayette...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Rankin House and Gardens

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1935.

    The Rankin House is constructed in the Colonial Revival style favored in the 20th Century by merchants, industrialists and professionals in the lower Haymount neighborhood. Around one quarter of all the homes in the Haymount neighborhood were built between 1910 and 1930 and all are colonial inspired.

    230 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1935. The Rankin House is constructed in the Colonial Revival style favored in the 20th Century by merchants, industrialists and professionals in the lower Haymount neighborhood. Around...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Sedberry-Holmes House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    Built in 1891. The home is one of the finest of the few remaining 19th century residences on the street, a well-preserved representation of Queen Anne-style.

    232 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. Built in 1891. The home is one of the finest of the few remaining 19th century residences on the street, a well-preserved representation of Queen Anne-style....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Etta Bell Clark Monaghan House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Often referred to as the Wedding Gift House, the delightful Victorian cottage was built in 1900 as a wedding gift by the Clarks for their daughter.

    119 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Often referred to as the Wedding Gift House, the delightful Victorian cottage was built in 1900 as a wedding gift by the Clarks for their daughter....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    The Gardens

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    This circa-1911 dwelling was constructed for Adeline Burr Davis Green, a woman who was married to some of the most important decision-makers of her day. Her first husband served as Vice President of the United States, Justice of the United States Supreme Court and Senator of Illinois. She married Colonel Wharton Green, a prominent North Carolinian, who was an Officer of the Confederacy and proudly represented Fayetteville, when he was elected to Congress.

    204 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. This circa-1911 dwelling was constructed for Adeline Burr Davis Green, a woman who was married to some of the most important decision-makers of her day. Her first husband served as Vice President...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  1. Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
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    Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fourth Fridays 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Open to Public.

    Built in 1890. This museum is housed in a 2-story brick Romanesque Revival style. The staff at the museum is also responsible for oversight of Fayetteville’s Historic Districts and Local Landmarks, and maintains an extensive archive concerning historic properties.

    325 Franklin Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1457

    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fourth Fridays 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Open to Public. Built in 1890. This museum is housed in a 2-story brick Romanesque Revival style. The staff at the museum is also responsible...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  2. Mallet Rogers House
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    Mallet Rogers House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view or by appointment only.

    Currently on the campus of Methodist University. Built circa 1830 and restored in 1986.

    5400 Ramsey Street Fayetteville NC 28311

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 630-7043

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view or by appointment only. Currently on the campus of Methodist University. Built circa 1830 and restored in 1986....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  3. Market House
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    Market House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The Market House is the focal point of downtown Fayetteville and is where North Carolina ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1789 and chartered the University of North Carolina the same year. In 1825, General Marquis de Lafayette addressed the citizens of Fayetteville here. On May 29, 1831, a fire broke out and destroyed over 600 structures in downtown Fayetteville, including the old State House. Immediately following the fire, the Market House was rebuilt on this site. In 1907, through the determined efforts of the Women’s Club of Fayetteville, the Market House was saved in what was probably the earliest example of the historic preservation in North Carolina. Architecturally, the Market House is one of the few structures in America to use the town hall market scheme found in England.

    Person, Hay, Green, Gillespie Streets Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The Market House is the focal point of downtown Fayetteville and is where North Carolina ratified the Constitution of the United States in 1789 and chartered the University of North Carolina...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  4. Rankin Wood Norris House
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    Rankin Wood Norris House

    Hours: Daily, Before Dusk. Exterior view only.

    Built in 1927. It is an example of the Federal Revival Style.

    204 North Cool Spring Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, Before Dusk. Exterior view only. Built in 1927. It is an example of the Federal Revival Style....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  5. Charles Rose House
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    Charles Rose House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    The circa 1911, early 20th Century Colonial Revival style house was built by Charles G. Rose, a local attorney honored with the highest office in the civic, political, and church life in the community and was referred to as “Fayetteville’s First Citizen.”

    215 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. The circa 1911, early 20th Century Colonial Revival style house was built by Charles G. Rose, a local attorney honored with the highest office in the civic, political, and church life in the...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  6. The Pond House
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    The Pond House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1923.

    The Pond House is the perfect example of a typical early 20th century bungalow.

    227 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1923. The Pond House is the perfect example of a typical early 20th century bungalow....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  7. Dr. A.S. Rose House
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    Dr. A.S. Rose House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1923.

    This Colonial Revival house was built by Dr. A.S. Rose. The locally prominent Rose family occupied a number of homes of Hillside Avenue as part of the beautiful Haymount area.

    218 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1923. This Colonial Revival house was built by Dr. A.S. Rose. The locally prominent Rose family occupied a number of homes of Hillside Avenue as part of the beautiful Haymount area....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  8. Huske House
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    Huske House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Built in 1927, by Joseph Huske, the Huske House was home to one of Fayetteville’s most prominent early families. Huske Hardware House, is now a popular restaurant downtown.

    111 Hale Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1927, by Joseph Huske, the Huske House was home to one of Fayetteville's most prominent early families. Huske Hardware House, is now a popular restaurant downtown....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  9. William McDiarmid House
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    William McDiarmid House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Built in 1907, by William McDiarmid. It reflects an interesting mixture of late Victorian and Colonial Revival styles. Fayetteville builder Earl Parks Bansy renovated the house during the 1970s.

    330 Dick Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1907, by William McDiarmid. It reflects an interesting mixture of late Victorian and Colonial Revival styles. Fayetteville builder Earl Parks Bansy renovated the house during the 1970s....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  10. Taylor-Utley House
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    Taylor-Utley House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    The Taylor Utley House stands on property originally owned by Captain James Andrew Jackson Bradford, former commander of the U.S. Arsenal located in Fayetteville. In 1847, William Taylor purchased three-and-a-half acres from Bradford and built his family’s home there. This home typifies the vernacular Greek Revival-styling prevalent in homes built in Fayetteville before the Civil War.

    916 Hay Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. The Taylor Utley House stands on property originally owned by Captain James Andrew Jackson Bradford, former commander of the U.S. Arsenal located in Fayetteville. In 1847, William Taylor purchased...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  11. Colton-Clark-Monaghan House
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    Colton-Clark-Monaghan House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    This house was built in 1835 for the Reverend Simeon Colton, the first principal of Donaldson Academy. Edward Lee Clark, later, added upstairs rooms and a wrap around Victorian porch with corner gazebo.

    113 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. This house was built in 1835 for the Reverend Simeon Colton, the first principal of Donaldson Academy. Edward Lee Clark, later, added upstairs rooms and a wrap around Victorian porch with corner...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  12. 1897 Poe House
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    1897 Poe House

    Hours: Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed on Monday. Open to the public.

    On the National Register of Historic Places, the 1897 Poe House features a wrap-around porch on the first floor and a one-bay porch projecting over the main entrance on the second story. It has Eastlake style detailing in the porch spindles and scroll work. Wood graining wainscoting and decorative application to the ceilings are found in the house as well as some of the original gas fixtures (now converted to electricity).

    E.A. Poe of Fayetteville had the house built for his wife, Josephine Montague of Wake County, and their eight children. Mr. Poe was a successful businessman manufacturing bricks and utilitarian pottery. The house contains many original furnishings and focuses on early 20th century life in southeastern North Carolina.

    206 Bradford Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

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    (910) 486-1330

    Hours: Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed on Monday. Open to the public. On the National Register of Historic Places, the 1897 Poe House features a wrap-around porch on the first floor and a one-bay porch projecting...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  13. Barges Tavern
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    Barges Tavern

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    According to local tradition, this small circa 1800 house was once an ordinary or “spirits”; room, which stood at the northeast corner of James Square. The building has been moved twice since its location there. It features a central chimney, which was prevalent in Fayetteville during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

    519 Ramsey Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. According to local tradition, this small circa 1800 house was once an ordinary or "spirits"; room, which stood at the northeast corner of James Square. The building has been moved twice since...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  14. Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)
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    Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;

    Open to the public

    The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel. Operating a Visitors Center with a drive-through window. The FACVB is located just minutes from the heart of downtown. Signs from I-95 provide clear directions to the Visitor Center. Call for information and help planning your visit to the area or stop by when you arrive for maps, brochures and more.

    245 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

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    (910) 483-5311

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Open to the public The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  15. Cool Spring Tavern
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    Cool Spring Tavern

    Hours: Daily, Before Dusk. Exterior view only.

    Built in 1788. The home is one of the finest of the few remaining 19th century residences on the street, a well- preserved representation of Queen Anne-style.

    119 North Cool Spring Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (910) 433-1612

    Hours: Daily, Before Dusk. Exterior view only. Built in 1788. The home is one of the finest of the few remaining 19th century residences on the street, a well- preserved representation of Queen Anne-style....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  16. Henry McLean House
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    Henry McLean House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    The Henry McLean house was built in pre-Civil War Haymount in what was known as “the village of Belmont”.

    1006 Hay Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. The Henry McLean house was built in pre-Civil War Haymount in what was known as "the village of Belmont"....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  17. Heritage Square
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    Heritage Square

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The land on which the Sanford House stands was purchased by Duncan McLeran in 1800, the house was erected shortly thereafter. Likely designed by the acclaimed architect, William Nichols of Bath, England, the Oval Ballroom was built around 1818. The Sanford House was purchased by John William Sanford, a cashier at the Fayetteville bank, in 1823. It is believed the ghost of Mrs. Sanford haunts the second floor of the home. The freestanding single room, called the Oval Ballroom is octagonal on the outside, the interior contains a splendid oval chamber. The Baker-Haigh-Nimocks house, with a circular staircase, was built around 1804. It is a fine example of a low country house, found throughout the coastal Carolinas.

    225 Dick Street Fayetteville NC 28301

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    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The land on which the Sanford House stands was purchased by Duncan McLeran in 1800, the house was erected shortly thereafter. Likely designed by the acclaimed architect, William Nichols of...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  18. Holt-Harrison House
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    Holt-Harrison House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Built in 1897, by textile industrialist Walter L. Holt, the Colonial Revival style of the Holt-Harrison House helped set the standard for dwellings built in Haymount. The Holt-Harrison House has more recently been used for commercial purposes.

    806 Hay Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1897, by textile industrialist Walter L. Holt, the Colonial Revival style of the Holt-Harrison House helped set the standard for dwellings built in Haymount. The Holt-Harrison House...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  19. Hale House
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    Hale House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The Hale House was constructed in 1847 and first owned by one of the journalistic forefathers of Fayetteville, Edward J. Hale. Hale, who came to Fayetteville as a young man, bought the Carolina Observer in 1825 and changed its name to the Fayetteville Observer. He served as publisher of the Observer until 1865 when the press was destroyed by Union General William T. Sherman.

    630 Hay Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The Hale House was constructed in 1847 and first owned by one of the journalistic forefathers of Fayetteville, Edward J. Hale. Hale, who came to Fayetteville as a young man, bought the Carolina...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  20. Kyle House
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    Kyle House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The first building on this site was erected in 1793. The building was rebuilt in 1858. The Phoenix Lodge is one of the oldest in the state still in existence and was visited by Marquis de Lafayette in 1825. This structure is a good example of Greek Revival architecture.

    234 Green Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (910) 483-7405

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The first building on this site was erected in 1793. The building was rebuilt in 1858. The Phoenix Lodge is one of the oldest in the state still in existence and was visited by Marquis de Lafayette...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  21. Liberty Row
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    Liberty Row

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    During the late 18th and early 19th centuries it was known as “Robber Row,” a humorous take on the cluster of New England silversmiths, pewters, and tinsmiths who had shops there. Liberty Row is a group of fourteen brick buildings, some of the oldest commercial buildings in Fayetteville, built between 1791 and the close of the century.

    North Side of Person Street at Market Square Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries it was known as "Robber Row," a humorous take on the cluster of New England silversmiths, pewters, and tinsmiths who had shops there. Liberty Row...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  22. Fair Oaks House
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    Fair Oaks House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    E.J. Lilly began construction on Fair Oaks in 1858 and his family lived there over 100 years. The house incorporates a Georgian plan with Greek Revival and Italianate elements. During General Sherman’s occupation of Fayetteville in 1865 some of the Union troops camped on the grounds. A silver tray bearing the bullet holes of Sherman’s soldiers, who used the tray for target practice, still remains in the Lilly family.

    1507 Morganton Road Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. E.J. Lilly began construction on Fair Oaks in 1858 and his family lived there over 100 years. The house incorporates a Georgian plan with Greek Revival and Italianate elements. During General...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  23. Mansard Roof House
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    Mansard Roof House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    Built in 1883. The Mansard Roof House is constructed in the Second Empire style and is notable for its mansard roof, a steep, decorative metal roof crowned with a cast iron railing of Fleur-de-lis design. Frank W. Thornton built the house. This house is the only good surviving example of this style of residential architecture in the Fayetteville area.

    214 Mason Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. Built in 1883. The Mansard Roof House is constructed in the Second Empire style and is notable for its mansard roof, a steep, decorative metal roof crowned with a cast iron railing of Fleur-de-lis...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  24. McMillian-Rankin House
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    McMillian-Rankin House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Built in the 1840s. The McMillan-Rankin House stands as an important example of a century and a half of architectural growth and stylistic change unified in a single design.

    110 Bradford Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in the 1840s. The McMillan-Rankin House stands as an important example of a century and a half of architectural growth and stylistic change unified in a single design....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  25. Phoenix Masonic Lodge Number 8
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    Phoenix Masonic Lodge Number 8

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    The first building on this site was erected in 1793. The building was rebuilt in 1858. The Phoenix Lodge is one of the oldest in the state still in existence and was visited by Marquis de Lafayette in 1825. This structure is a good example of Greek Revival architecture.

    221 Mason Street Fayetteville NC 28301

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    (910) 323-0162

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. The first building on this site was erected in 1793. The building was rebuilt in 1858. The Phoenix Lodge is one of the oldest in the state still in existence and was visited by Marquis de Lafayette...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  26. Rankin House and Gardens
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    Rankin House and Gardens

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1935.

    The Rankin House is constructed in the Colonial Revival style favored in the 20th Century by merchants, industrialists and professionals in the lower Haymount neighborhood. Around one quarter of all the homes in the Haymount neighborhood were built between 1910 and 1930 and all are colonial inspired.

    230 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Built in 1935. The Rankin House is constructed in the Colonial Revival style favored in the 20th Century by merchants, industrialists and professionals in the lower Haymount neighborhood. Around...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  27. Sedberry-Holmes House
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    Sedberry-Holmes House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    Built in 1891. The home is one of the finest of the few remaining 19th century residences on the street, a well-preserved representation of Queen Anne-style.

    232 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. Built in 1891. The home is one of the finest of the few remaining 19th century residences on the street, a well-preserved representation of Queen Anne-style....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  28. Etta Bell Clark Monaghan House
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    Etta Bell Clark Monaghan House

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    Often referred to as the Wedding Gift House, the delightful Victorian cottage was built in 1900 as a wedding gift by the Clarks for their daughter.

    119 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. Often referred to as the Wedding Gift House, the delightful Victorian cottage was built in 1900 as a wedding gift by the Clarks for their daughter....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  29. The Gardens
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    The Gardens

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only.

    This circa-1911 dwelling was constructed for Adeline Burr Davis Green, a woman who was married to some of the most important decision-makers of her day. Her first husband served as Vice President of the United States, Justice of the United States Supreme Court and Senator of Illinois. She married Colonel Wharton Green, a prominent North Carolinian, who was an Officer of the Confederacy and proudly represented Fayetteville, when he was elected to Congress.

    204 Hillside Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior views only. This circa-1911 dwelling was constructed for Adeline Burr Davis Green, a woman who was married to some of the most important decision-makers of her day. Her first husband served as Vice President...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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