Charlotte’s oldest gem: the Hezekiah Alexander House

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Nestled in Charlotte, North Carolina, stands the Hezekiah Alexander House, a testament to the city’s deep history. Built from native stone in 1774, it’s the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County.

 

Hezekiah Alexander, a Revolutionary War figure and influential planter, called this place home. The two-story structure, with its thick walls and simple design, reflects German architectural influences common in the region during the 18th century.

 

Today, the Hezekiah Alexander House stands as a museum, offering a glimpse into 18th-century life. Visitors explore the well-preserved rooms, learn about the Alexander family, and appreciate the enduring legacy of this historic landmark.

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