Hezekiah Alexander House

Hezekiah Alexander House Hezekiah Alexander House in Charlotte, North Carolina, built in 1774, is the oldest house in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.Hezekiah Alexander (1722–1801) bought more than 300acres on Sugar Creek in 1767.
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He built a house for his family in 1774, and while he worked as a blacksmith and later a farmer, he served in the Fifth Provincial Congress which wrote North Carolina's first constitution, and as a trustee of Queens College (which should not be confused with the present-day Queens University of Charlotte.)The stone house has a style typical of those built by Germans who settled in Pennsylvania and by the Dutch in the Hudson Valley. Germans who moved south to North Carolina also built houses of this type. The Alexander House is one of the few examples of this architecture still in existence.In 1943, Eugene M. Cole donated what was called Rock House Place and its 180-acre farm to the Western North Carolina Annual Conference of the Methodist Church for a planned retirement community which became known as The Methodist Home. In 1949, the Daughters of the American Revolution leased the house from The Methodist Home. The house was restored and a committee of DAR chapters let people tour the property. In 1969, the Hezekiah Alexander Home Foundation was formed, eventually raising $200,000 for restoration. However, the foundation could not complete the nearby reception center on its own.

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Charlotte, NC
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