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History couldn't save Fayetteville's Womble House

Black entrepreneur New Year Womble built the Womble House in 1910 as a single-family home. It later was used as a hotel for blacks during segregation.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A historic Fayetteville house is no more.

Black entrepreneur New Year Womble built the Womble House in 1910 as a single-family home. It 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.

The city attorney said no progress was made, however, and the building was demolished.

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