History couldn't save Fayetteville's Womble House

Posted October 13, 2008 3:21 p.m. EDT
Updated October 14, 2008 7:55 a.m. EDT

— 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.