Historic Downtown Fairmont
Fairmont is a Small Town Main Street Community. The Small Town Main Street Program is overseen by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance.
Fairmont's Downtown Commerical District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 7, 2010.
Plans are underway to improve the overall appearance of downtown beginning with the recent dedication of Heritage Park and Memory Lane and the opening of the Fairmont-South Robeson Heritage Center. Economic restructuring is also a major key to unlocking the potential of Fairmont's downtown and a business and development plan has been written to encourage new investors.
Historic Downtown brochure (PDF)
Jessica Dockery with the State Historic Preservation Office presents a certificate
listing Fairmont's Downtown District on the National Register of Historic Places
to Mayor Kemp on May 28, 2010.
Fairmont's Downtown is now on the National Register of Historic Places!
Bright new banners line the historic downtown district.
New Street Signs were recently installed in the downtown historic district.
The Border Belt Museum is now the official Welcome Center for the Town of Fairmont.
These flags add some patriotic pride to Main Street.
Ms. Sybil Argintar was introduced at the May 2009 board meeting. She was hired by the Main Street committee to draft the National Register of Historic Places application for downtown.
Main Street gets a face lift with new street lights courtesy of Progress Energy.
A worker with Progress Energy installs a new light fixture on Main. The street
lights on Main Street will all get new fixtures and the poles will be painted
black as part of the town's effort to revitalize downtown.
Town Clerk Jenny Larson receives a North Carolina Main Street Center Certificate of Special Recognition in Promotion for the Downtown Fairmont Webpage from Secretary of Commerce Jim Fain at the Main Street Conference in Rocky Mount on January 31, 2008.
Dedication brochure (PDF)
Mayor Charles Kemp and the Farmers Festival Queens at the dedication of
Heritage Park on Tuesday, May 1, 2007.
Johnny's Hot Dogs will be providing lunch at the back of the park
Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Johnathan DeBerry and Brian Freeman of Landscape South assist Mayor
Kemp in cutting the ribbon at the park.
Fairmont-South Robeson Heritage Center
The Fairmont-South Robeson Heritage Center was dedicated on August 29, 2008.
Heritage Center website page
Heritage Center rental agreement (PDF)
Heritage Center dedication pictures
Heritage Center Construction pictures
Main Street view of the finished Memory Lane, dedicated on May 25, 2009.
An ornamental fence and benches were added to the park.
Planters and decorative trees were also installed.
Wall of Honor list of names (as of 5/25/2009)
Memory Lane mural photos
|Angie's Touch of Class
||220 S. Main Street
|Atkinson Painting & Repair
||305 S. Main Street
||104 W. Thompson Street
|Border Belt Farmers Museum
||101 E. Thompson Street
|Carolyn's Beauty Shop
||113 N. Alley Street
||200 Thompson Street
|Crop Production Services Warehouse
||119 Center Street
|Fairmont Department Store
||203 S. Main Street
|Fairmont Tire & Recapping
||321 S. Main Street
||102 Main Street
||301 S. Main Street
|First Baptist Church
||416 S. Main Street
|Floyd and Floyd Attorneys At Law
||200 S. Main Street
||216 S. Main Street
|Grace Outreach Ministries
||318 S. Main Street
|Hector McLean Public Library
||106 S. Main Street
|A Holy Portion
||208 S. Main Street
|Ivey's Accounting Service
||206 S. Main Street
|Life Changing Behavorial Service
||304 A S. Main Street
|Mr. G's Convenient Mart
||101 Iona Street
|Mur-Les Hair Styling Salon
||224 S. Main Street
|Odell's Barber Shop
||304 S. Main Street
|Robeson Insurance Agency
||407 S. Main Street
|Sampson Appliance Co.
||402 S. Main Street
|Serenity Behavorial Health
||306 S. Main Street
||227 S. Main Street
|Simply Beautiful Beauty Salon
||323 S. Main Street
|S.E. Psychological Service
||232 S. Main Street
||205 W. Thompson Street
||212 S. Main Street
|Town of Fairmont
||421 S. Main Street
|U.S. Postal Service
||100 N. Walnut Street
||226 S. Main Street
|Yashua Temple of Praise
||406 S. Main Street
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