Anyone with an interest in Fayetteville history and a pair of comfortable shoes is encouraged to attend a walking tour of the downtown square this weekend.
The City of Fayetteville, Fayetteville Visitor’s Bureau, and the Fayetteville Forward Historic and Heritage Resources Action Group will host a historic walking tour at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Anyone interested in joining the tour should show up a little before 4 p.m. at the Fayetteville Visitor’s Center, located on the southwest corner of the square.
From the news release:
The public is invited and encouraged to join this free tour and learn about our community. The tour will be guided by Fayetteville resident Gary Coover of Coover Consultants, PLLC. Coover is an active volunteer with the City of Fayetteville and currently serves as Chair of the City of Fayetteville Historic District Commission. Coover is also a member of the Fayetteville Forward Historic and Heritage Resources Action Group and a Fayetteville historian who created an extensive architectural history of the Downtown Square and developed this walking tour.
A similar tour was held in October 2011 as part of the Washington County Historical Society‘s 2011 lecture series. The tour was led by Charles Alison and Ellen Compton, authors of “Fayetteville,” a pictorial history of the city.
Thanks to D. Gold for this video of the 2011 event: