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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

Images

Mordecai House, 2009 Image courtesy of B. Fullington, Capital City Camera Club.
Mordecai House, 2009 Image courtesy of B. Fullington, Capital City Camera Club.
Progressive Farmer features Mordecai House, date unknown Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Mordecai Chapel, 1970s Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Mordecai Chapel, 1970s Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Mordecai Chapel, 1970s Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Mordecai Chapel, 1970s Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Mordecai House, 1970s Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Mordecai Building, 1970 Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
Mordecai Building, 1970s Image courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mordecai House, circa 1957 Image courtesy of the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries.
Mordecai House Image courtesy of Preservation North Carolina.
Mordecai House Image courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina.

Location

1 Mimosa Street

Metadata

RHDC, “Mordecai House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed December 8, 2022, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/13.