Historic hotel gets reprieve from wrecking ball

Posted July 22, 2008 4:51 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville's Womble House was scheduled to be demolished until city leaders realized its historic pedigree.

The home near Rowan Street dates to the early 1900s. It started as a single-family home, but later was used as a hotel for blacks during segregation.

Upon learning of the building's past, the city halted plans to knock it down, and gave the owner until Sept. 5 to submit a restoration plan.