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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NORWAY IN SEPTEMBER, c. 1920s

Fayetteville: 1941

Fayetteville: 1941

March 1941. Traffic on the main street of Fayetteville, North Carolina, at about 5 o'clock, when the workers start coming out of Fort Bragg. View from the "old marketplace." View full size. Medium-format safety negative by Jack Delano.

 

In the '00s...

But now it's rather revitalized and genteel...still not the bevy of activity as shown in 1941...and no doubt Hay Street had its share of less than savory activities then, with all the servicemen passing through.

That's a shock!

It's a shock to see this place when it was thriving. We moved from Charlotte to Fayetteville in '66. I have very few memories of downtown being a place people actually wanted to go! By the early 70's it was all hookers, adult bookstores and topless bars. By the late 70's it was the worst kind of Urban Wasteland.

Fayetteville Market House

Thank you so much. Just adds something when you can see then and now.

Fayetteville

Here's the closest I can find quickly...

markethouse

Fayetteville

Would be interesting to have a current picture from the same vantage point.

Awesome

What an awesome scan.

Foy

Fayetteville Market House

Current view below. (Link)

Fayetteville

Another view of the Market House from Hay Street...

markethouse

 
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