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Joel Lane House

The gambrel-roofed home of Colonel Joel Lane has been restored to its 1790-1795 appearance by the Wake County Committee of the Colonial Dames. Colonel Lane became known as the "Father of Raleigh" after he sold a thousand acres of land to the state in 1792 to establish a permanent state capital here. Tours available.

Date: ca. 1760

Images

Joel Lane House, 2009
Joel Lane House, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Joel Lane House, date unknown
Joel Lane House, date unknown Drawing. Image courtesy of Joel Lane House.
Joel Lane House, 1980
Joel Lane House, 1980 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Joel Lane House, date unknown
Joel Lane House, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Joel Lane House, date unknown
Joel Lane House, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Joel Lane House, date unknown
Joel Lane House, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Joel Lane House, circa 1770
Joel Lane House, circa 1770 Cross section, details, and first floor plan. Image Courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Cross section, details, and first floor plan, Joel Lane 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/bh006701701. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
Joel Lane House, circa 1770
Joel Lane House, circa 1770 Elevations and second floor plan. Image courtesy of Historic Architecture Research. Elevations and second floor plan, Joel Lane House, Raleigh, North Carolina. Project Records (UA110.041). Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries. July 19, 2014. http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/bh006702702. NCSU Libraries’ Digital Collections: Rare and Unique Materials.
Joel Lane House, 1850-2000
Joel Lane House, 1850-2000 Image courtesy of the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Joel Lane House, 1850-2000
Joel Lane House, 1850-2000 Image courtesy of the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Joel Lane House, circa 1952
Joel Lane House, circa 1952 Image courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries.

Location

728 West Hargett Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Joel Lane House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed May 30, 2024, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/12.