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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
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.

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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