On this day in 1981, NC History.

United States
November 18, 2016 3:55pm CST
I believe that it's our local TWC (time warner cable) news station that has the "On this day" history for our State. I was walking into the kitchen to get myself some water when one of the "on this day's" popped up and piqued my interest. Apparently, On This Day in 1981, the Confederate Woman's Home in Fayetteville, North Carolina closed it's doors. I went to the internet to find more information on it. It finally closed it's doors in 1981, after having been saved twice from closing. It was originally built in 1915 before the benefit of widowed wives and daughter's of confederate soldiers. It was demolished soon after closing it's doors and the land turned into a parking lot for the local high school. A marker has been erected in honor of the building and all the good done within it's doors. Kinda makes me sad to hear that they just tore it down instead of trying to keep it open. Seven women lived within it's halls at the time of it's closing, but no mention was made for what happened to them. Here's the link where I got the info from, where you can read a little more about it :
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@UncleJoe (9745)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Nov 16
They must have run out of Confederate soldiers too.
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@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
18 Nov 16
It is sad that it was not preserved to become an historical landmark or museum.
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• United States
18 Nov 16
Or even just very well preserved and made into something anew with a little nod to it's history. Not many buildings seem to be left to do that with though. There is a place about ten minutes down the road from me, used to be high school in the early 1900's but is now a business / conference suite. It seems to have retained much of it's landscaping, with the exception of a parking lot added in the back where it seemed a garden once stood. The steps with the carving "Class of 1924 " is even still there.
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@celticeagle (117728)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov 16
Nice they had it for the majority of the women and children who needed it. I wonder what became of the seven women that had been living there.
• United States
18 Nov 16
That is what I had wondered, and if they were a grand-daughter or great grand-daughter of a confederate soldier. With so many years passing by, it could have been possible they had very little to no relation to a confederate soldier, and yet still gained admittance.
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@celticeagle (117728)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Nov 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum ......I wonder if a museum or other institution nearby might have paperwork that would show who lived there.
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• United States
19 Nov 16
@celticeagle The courthouse might? This is a good two to three hours (I want to say, but am uncertain) away from me though. I won't be going to investigate anytime soon.
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@jstory07 (66085)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 Nov 16
They usually just tear down places and do not care about what was there.
• United States
18 Nov 16
Unfortunately, this is all too true.