Mordecai House

Joel Lane built the original dwelling, a frame house in the hall and parlor plan, for his son Henry. The house is named for Moses Mordecai, who married into the Lane family and provided in his will for the 1826 Greek Revival addition, designed by William Nichols. The center of a thriving plantation, Mordecai House remained in the Lane-Mordecai family until 1967 when the city of Raleigh purchased the property to establish an historic park. The house and dependencies provide a glimpse into the life of a single family spanning five generations. Open to the public.

ca. 1785 and 1826

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Mordecai House, 2009

Mordecai House, 2009

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Mordecai House, 2009

Mordecai House, 2009

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Progressive Farmer features Mordecai House, date unknown

Progressive Farmer features Mordecai House, date unknown

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Mordecai Chapel, 1970s

Mordecai Chapel, 1970s

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Mordecai Chapel, 1970s

Mordecai Chapel, 1970s

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Mordecai Chapel, 1970s

Mordecai Chapel, 1970s

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Mordecai Chapel, 1970s

Mordecai Chapel, 1970s

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Mordecai House, 1970s

Mordecai House, 1970s

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Mordecai Building, 1970

Mordecai Building, 1970

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Mordecai Building, 1970s

Mordecai Building, 1970s

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Mordecai House, circa 1785

Mordecai House, circa 1785

First floor plan. Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. First floor plan, Mordecai House, Raleigh, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh010102102. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Mordecai House, circa 1785

Mordecai House, circa 1785

Second Floor Plan. Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Second floor plan, Mordecai House, Raleigh, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh010101101. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Mordecai Chapel, 1847

Mordecai Chapel, 1847

Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection. St. Mark's Chapel, Mordecai House and Grounds, Raleigh, North Carolina. Preservation North Carolina Historic Architecture Slide Collection, 1965-2005 (PNC slides). Preservation North Carolina. July 29, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh0101pnc003. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Mordecai House, 1988

Mordecai House, 1988

Image courtesy of Tim Buchman Photographs. View, Mordecai House, Raleigh, North Carolina. Tim Buchman Photographs, 1988-1998 (Buchman). Preservation North Carolina. July 31, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/buch1092. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials. View File Details Page

Mordecai House, circa 1957

Mordecai House, circa 1957

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Mordecai House

Mordecai House

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Mordecai House

Mordecai House

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Street Address:

1 Mimosa Street [map]

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RHDC, “Mordecai House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed June 23, 2017, http://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/13.
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