This building was constructed in 1925 by Dr. Wiley Cozart, a former mayor and community leader. This Craftsman style building is positioned on a knoll that overlooked the Fuquay Mineral Spring. It now offers apartments for those who want to live in downtown Fuquay-Varina.
Fuquay Mineral Spring was discovered in the Spring of 1858 by Davey Crocket Fuquay and Stephen Fuquay while plowing on their father’s farm. The Mineral Spring was believed to have healing powers and visitors came from far and wide to partake of the mineral waters. Today, the mineral spring is commemorated within the Fuquay Mineral Spring Park. Located near downtown Fuquay, Fuquay Mineral Spring Park offers an easily accessible open space with a restored Springhouse, memorial brick path, picnic tables, footbridge, administrative offices, and finely manicured landscaping.
Brick walking path
Restored spring house
The museums are located one block off Main Street at 131+South+Fuquay+Avenue, Fuquay-Varina and are easily accessed with handicap facilities. When visiting the museums, please start at the Centennial Museum so that a docent can guide you on your tour. The post office and school are not typically staffed but a docent from the Centennial Museum will gladly provide access to the buildings and answer any questions you may have.
Lunch can be arranged at several places in Fuquay-Varina. Contact the volunteer director for suggestions and arrangements which are complimentary to your tour group or suited to your needs. Senior tours work best with a visit to the museums, followed by lunch, and a step-on tour with a docent on your mini bus or van during the afternoon. Visitors may also explore the two historic districts of Varina and Fuquay and visit the delightfully landscaped Fuquay Mineral Spring. Park
A good picnic site