Market House

Market Sq., Fayetteville, North Carolina

Photos 

Old Market House, Hay

2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Archie A. Biggs, Photographer June 21, 1937 FRONT

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built in 1838, this structure is unique in that it 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. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 7, 1973

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 15, 1970
Reference number
70000451
Architectural style
Other architectural type; English town hall
Area of significance
Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Department store; City hall
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1838

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Miller
  • October 24, 2010: New photos from John Reidy
  • August 4, 2010: New photo from John Reidy

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