Tha Market House, Fayetteville, NC (A piece of history)



Located in downtown Fayetteville, NC, the Market House is the site of many former city offices and has long history.

The Market House has been the site of the State House, town hall, and general meeting place, in addition, it was the site of a slave auction house. 

Many people pass by this historic monument with ties to the past of many African Americans everyday and have no idea of what the building is, the stories that lie untold, or that there are stories to be told about this building.  


                                        
                                       

James K. in Fayetteville, NC, at the Market House.  The plaque says it all.

                  



As mentioned above, the original markethouse was destroyed by fire.  The current structure was built around 1838...plenty of time to sell more slaves.  Check out the other dates for events that occured from the early 1700's until the early to mid 1800's on the plaque above.  Thanks to the Woman's Civiv Association for saving the building.



 

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