Dallas Perry, architect and builder
Fayetteville, Cumberland County
Corner of Branson St. and Bradford Ave., Fayetteville, NC
No longer standing
Images Puslished In:
John Alexander Oates, The Story of Fayetteville and the Upper Cape Fear (1950, 1972).
According to church history, Haymount Presbyterian Church was organized in 1874 through the efforts of Dr. H. G. Hill, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville and the Rev. F. L. Montgomery, a black minister. The initial church was on federally owned property, which was sold. The congregation bought a lot at the foot of Haymount Hill for a new church. The cornerstone was laid in 1895, but church history gives the (completion?) date as 1905. As the church history states, the "architect and builder of the church was Dallas Perry, Sr., a noted craftsman in the Fayetteville area. His unique style and artistry were evidenced by the creative mixture of Gothic and Colonial architecture exhibited in the church structure." In 1980 that church was destroyed by fire; the congregation built a new church on another site. According to Oates in The Story of Fayetteville, the Haymont Hill church had "One of the most beautiful spires in the state," which was built by Perry; it was featured in a painting by artist Elliott Daingerfield.