Market House (Fayetteville, North Carolina)

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Market House
Market house copy.jpg
Market House (Fayetteville, North Carolina) is located in North Carolina
Market House (Fayetteville, 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, Cumberland County, 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. It served as Fayetteville Town Hall until 1907. Also served in selling and displaying African American slaves. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.[2][3]

The Market House Museum is located on the second floor and features 'rotating monthly, special-emphasis Market House exhibits'.[4]

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  1. ^ Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Market House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  3. ^ J. G. Zehmer (May 21, 1970), National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Market House (pdf), National Park Service  and Accompanying images, exterior, from 1970, 1972, and 1865 PDF (32 KB)
  4. ^ "Monday at the Market House Museum"

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