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Pinehurst Historic District

Pinehurst, North Carolina
County of Moore.
Vicinity of junction of NC 5 and NC 2
National Register Number: 73001361
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: NC-6 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Planned resort community.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 19, 1996):
The Pinehurst Historic District, a planned recreational resort community comprises a network of curvilinear roads embracing the village green; late Victorian, Colonial Revival and Bungalow-style hotels, cottages, stores, and churches; golf courses, tennis courts, bowling greens, and croquet courts; and horse stables and a race track. From its founding in 1895, the captains of American commerce, finance and industry, their families and friends sought recreational pleasures at Pinehurst which become the model for a subsequent generation of like resorts. Its creation and integrity today as a remarkably intact recreational resort reflects the genius of the Tufts family of Boston, the designers, and Donald James Ross who designed and refined the resort's golf courses.

Condition:
Though initially reported as Satisfactory, NHL Program staff changed the status of Pinehurst Historic District to Watch. The 2008 construction of a roundabout at Carolina Vista and NC 2 drastically altered a key intersection within the Village’s distinctive system of curvilinear roads that were originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Currently, the Pinehurst Village Council is considering plans to develop a considerable portion of the wooded Village Green into a manicured park, which would significantly alter this central feature of the historic district. The plantings in the Village Green, including Longleaf Pines nearly a century old, reflect the contributions of renowned landscape architect Warren H. Manning in the adaptation and realization of Olmsted’s design, and the proposed action presents a potentially negative impact to the historic integrity of the Green

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