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Heck-Andrews House

Located on Blount St., this was among the first grand houses to be built in the area after the Civil War.

According to the National Park Service,

With the purchase of the one-acre lot in Raleigh, the capital city became the Hecks’ permanent home. On July 22, 1869, Raleigh builders Wilson and Waddell were contracted to erect “a three story house, with tower, slate and french roof, all materials to be of the very best, and to be put up in the very best manner.” The building’s architect was G. S. H. Appleget, who also designed the Andrews-Duncan house just across North Street, and Shaw University’s Estey Hall.

The house is also marked by a historic sign which marks the life of one of the residents, Fannie E.S. Heck. According to it, she was a social activist, writer, and led the Baptist Woman’s Missionary Union after 1892. She was also a benefactor of Meredith College.

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