In August 1947, the Fayette County Commission purchased the land on which the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building stands. The construction of the building started in 1949. It officially opened the doors in 1951.  Not only is the Memorial Building a centerpiece of Fayette County, it honors the men and women of the armed forces. Part of the Memorial Building is also the Fayetteville Branch of the Fayette County Public Library. Over the years the Memorial Building has served as a focal point for activities such as local sporting events, entertainment performances, craft events, and circuses. Some of the key entertainment performances were: James Brown, The Grand Ole Opry, and The Harlem Globetrotters.  Available for rent, the Memorial Building can be used for: birthday parties, weddings, reunions, and so much more. Contact 304-574-1111 to make your reservation.