Protest movement prompts town officials to debate future of Market House

People take part in a protest May 30 at the Market House. Since then, a debate has raged about whether the building with a reputation for being a slave market in the 1800s should be torn down.

When individuals set the historic Current market Property on hearth in downtown Fayetteville immediately after peaceful protests May perhaps 30, they ignited far more than the developing.

They also ignited a passionate community debate that ensued in which some people today are demanding that the developing be torn down due to the fact of its track record as a slave marketplace, even though other folks insist it is preserved since of its historic and architectural significance.

The Market place Dwelling was declared a Nationwide Historic Landmark in 1973. As such, it is formally recognized by the United States governing administration for its exceptional historic significance.

It is in the only building in Fayetteville with the designation.

The latest Marketplace Home was created in 1832 on the website of the aged State Residence and Town Hall, which burned down in 1831.