#ThrowbackThursday | Archives Student Spotlight: Fayetteville History, The Market House (10.16.2014)

Biggs, Archie A. “[Old Market House, Hay, Green, Person & Gillespie Streets, Fayetteville,  Cumberland County, NC.]” Photograph. 1937. From Library of Congress: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/ Historic American Landscapes Survey. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/nc0020.photos.314226p/ (accessed October 07, 2014).

Old Market House, Hay, Green, Person & Gillespie Streets, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC. | Archives Student Spotlight | Fayetteville History: The Market House (10.16.2014)

Written by: Bianca Monroe, Student

Edited by: Amber Covington, Archives Assistant

One of the books I read while researching the Market House was “The Story of Fayetteville” by John Oates. This book went over how the Market House was the town’s market at the time, and how goods and groceries were sold there to the public, much like what we have today. However, today we have Food Lions, Walmarts, Harris Teeters, and plenty more. Not only was the Market House a place to sell items and goods to the public, but it was also used to auction slaves.

Read Bianca’s entire narrative here on the Chesnutt Library Tumblr.

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