Fayetteville, North Carolina Downtown Baseball Park is Named [the video], 02/07

From the morning presser…

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Special thanks to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers Manager, Marketing & Communications for sharing team graphics like the featured image above. I appreciate the community support.

Following is the press conference video announcing the stadium name.

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History ~ Prince Charles Hotel, One of Two Early 20th Century Hotels in Fayetteville, North Carolina

The other was Hotel Lafayette–built in 1725 and destroyed by fire February 8, 1995.

Our country has quite a history as reflected by its buildings, its people, and their cultures. We must never forget the Native Americans whose land this was before being taken by European settlers.

We look at structures and admire their beauty.  They have a storied history reflective of where they are. In this case, the two hotels I point out thrived in Fayetteville, North Carolina–the south. They were not places where Colored-Negros-African Americans-Blacks were welcomed or permitted to stay or to dine until more modern times–the official end of the Jim Crow era.

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Prince Charles Hotel Being Restored to Majestic Glory

A structure with a storied history…

Prince Charles Hotel is a historic hotel building located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was built by James Addison Jones between 1923 and 1925 and is a seven-story, Colonial Revival style steel frame building sheathed in brick and concrete.

It features an Italian Renaissance-style palazzo. The original section housed 125 rooms. A 60-room addition was built in 1942. Jordan Jones, the project manager for the new owners of the hotel, is the great-great-grandson of the builder. The structure is being converted into apartments and commercial spaces [see the video {link below} for details]. 

More history… The photographs below are from the Fayetteville Observer March 3, 2017, Archives.

My recent photographs and a December 14, 2018, 39-minute tour through the building by Jordan Jones showing renovation progress.