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Downtown Architecture Walking Tour @ Cumberland County Public Library - Pate Room
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am

Join staff from the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at the Headquarters Library on Saturday, July 30 at 9 am and bring your walking shoes. A presentation begins a fascinating look into the arches, gates and gables of some of the most noteworthy buildings in Fayetteville.  Then, travel with us on a  guided walking tour in the core Downtown Historic District. This event is free and preregistration is NOT required.

 

More details about the historic district and landmarks in Downtown Fayetteville:

The Fayetteville Downtown Historic District has statewide significance as a remarkably intact town center. Governmental, commercial and residential buildings built from 1788 to the 1940s stand along the picturesque meanders of Cross Creek and the elegant classical avenues of the 1783 town plan. Fayetteville is the only town in North Carolina to retain its antebellum town hall in the center of market square, still the focus of the town center. Its arcaded Market House of 1832 is one of only a few such buildings based on the eighteenth century English prototypes that survive in the United States. The four avenues that extend north, south, east, and west contain remarkably well-preserved blocks of nineteenth and early twentieth century commercial and institutional buildings.

The Fayetteville Downtown Historic District contains many important landmarks. The antebellum church sanctuaries of the Greek Revival First Presbyterian Church and the Gothic Revival St. John’s Episcopal Church grace the district along with the turn-of-the-century medieval revival Hay Street Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, and Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church. Such residential landmarks as the Cool Spring Tavern of 1789, its two-story engaged porch overlooking Cross Creek, and the sophisticated Italianate Revival style Kyle House, circa 1855, stand in the eastern section of the district.

Fayetteville’s historic districts and local landmarks represent a living history that was established over two centuries ago. Historic districts and local landmarks present a tangible link with the past, with people and events that have made significant contributions to our history and thus have helped shape our present. They help give our communities individual character and us a sense of place and connection. By learning about and preserving our historic districts and local landmarks, we bridge the gap between past and future generations.

Downtown Farmers Market
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Local produce and artisan booths every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum at 325 Franklin Street. Celebrate local and shop from area farms!

Dog Day in the Garden @ Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wag your way to Cape Fear Botanical Garden on Saturday, July 30th, for the Inaugural Dog Day in the Garden, benefiting the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society. The day features many activities to ensure a belly scratchin’ good time!

Read all the tail waggin’ good details.




HAPPENING NOW

Tuesday, July 26th
Special Downtown Meeting   5:30 PM
The Arts Council, 301 Hay Street:
*Main Street Market Study – Report presentation
*Public Art Masterplan – Report presentation
*Arts & Entertainment District – Report presentation
This meeting is a must-attend for anyone interested in the future of our Downtown.
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Tuesday, August 2nd
Public Meeting: Ann St. Bridge Project Review
The public is invited to attend a meeting to review the plans for the proposed replacement of the historic Ann Street Bridge over Cross Creek.
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