Main Street Historic District (Marion, North Carolina)

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Main Street Historic District
McDowell County Courthouse, Marion, NC.jpg
McDowell County Courthouse
Main Street Historic District (Marion, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Main Street Historic District (Marion, North Carolina)
Main Street Historic District (Marion, North Carolina) is located in the United States
Main Street Historic District (Marion, North Carolina)
LocationRoughly bounded by US 70 and Garden, State and Logan Sts., Marion, North Carolina
Coordinates35°41′4″N 82°0′35″W / 35.68444°N 82.00972°W / 35.68444; -82.00972Coordinates: 35°41′4″N 82°0′35″W / 35.68444°N 82.00972°W / 35.68444; -82.00972
Area21 acres (8.5 ha)
Built1894 (1894)
ArchitectStillwell, Erle
Architectural styleChicago, Classical Revival, Commercial Style
MPSDowntown Marion MPS
NRHP reference #91000292[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 28, 1991

The Main Street Historic District is a 21-acre (8.5 ha) national historic district located at Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. In 1991, it included 36 buildings deemed to contribute to the historic character of the area and one other contributing site.[1]

Specifically included in the Main Street Historic District are: four churches: St. John's Episcopal Church (1882), First Baptist (1914), First Presbyterian (1923), and St. Matthew's Lutheran Church (1935); two former hotels: the Eagle Hotel, which survived the 1894 fire, and the Hotel Marianna (1910); a bank on Main Street built in 1903; the McDowell County Courthouse, which was constructed in 1928; the Marion Depot (1860s), which is the oldest surviving depot on the Western Rail Line; the Public Library (1937), which was originally built as a post office; and the Marion Community Building, built in 1937.[2][3] Projects are currently underway to revitalize the downtown area as well as to maintain and restore the character of the long-standing buildings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Sybil Argintar Bowers (August 1990). "Main Street Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  3. ^ Sybil Argintar Bowers (September 1994). "Main Street Historic District (Additional documentation)" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.