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Stop 12: Heritage Square

  • Overview

    Sandford House is the main building on Heritage Square. Built in 1800, this Federal style home has been the residence for several prominent families of Scottish heritage who came up the Cape Fear River to settle in Fayetteville. The first to reside in this home was Duncan McLeran. He was a prominent citizen and one of the first elders of First Presbyterian Church. The next family to live here was John Adam and wife Sarah Donaldson. His father, Robert Adam, was an important local Scottish merchant and the first Commander of the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.). In 1820, the structure was purchased for use as the Bank of the United States, the first federal bank in North Carolina. John W. Sandford was the teller of the bank and he and his family resided upstairs on the top floor while the bank was in operation. The first floor was the bank and the basement held the vault. When the bank was discontinued in 1832, John W. Sandford purchased the building for his family home. Other prominent citizens lived in this home until it was purchased by The Woman's Club of Fayetteville in 1945. Open by appointment.

    Hours: Exterior view or by appointment only. Open to the public daily, before dusk.

    Next Stop: Turn around on Dick Street. Make a left onto Russell Street. Make a left onto Robeson Street. Turn left onto Raeford Road. Follow Raeford Road until you get to Gillis Hill Road. Turn left onto Gillis Hill Road. Turn right onto Galatia Church Road.

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  • Amenities

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  • Meeting Facility

    Meeting Facilities

    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Room 9000
    • Total Sq. Ft. 9528
    • Reception Capacity 150
    • Theatre Capacity 75
    • Banquet Capacity 80
    • Number of Rooms 3
    • Classroom Capacity 75
    Sanford House
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 9000
    • Theater Capacity: 75
    • Classroom Capacity: 75
    • Banquet Capacity: 80
    • Reception Capacity: 150
    Oval Ballroom
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 528
    • Theater Capacity: 35
    • Classroom Capacity: 35
    • Banquet Capacity: 35
    • Reception Capacity: 40
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 9000
    • Theater Capacity: 75
    • Classroom Capacity: 75
    • Banquet Capacity: 75
    • Reception Capacity: 75
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