Heck-Andrews House Heck-Andrews House
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Heck-Andrews House Heck-Andrews House
Heck-Andrews House
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The Heck-Andrews House is an amazing Second Empire style historic home located in downtown Raleigh. Built in 1869, it is one of the first houses to be built in Raleigh after the American Civil War.

"Among the first grand residences built in Raleigh after the Civil War, the Heck-Andrews House set the tone for the subsequent development of North Blount Street as an enclave of the well-to-do. Industrialist Jonathan McGee Heck had the towering Second Empire house constructed for his wife Mattie in 1869 on what was then the edge of town. 

Life at the house was opulent and active. Photographs show the interior lavishly decorated in the style of the day, with heavy draperies, lace curtains, mahogany furniture and plush carpets. Eight of the Hecks' 12 children were born at the house. 

In 1921, the house was acquired by prominent Raleigh attorney A. B. Andrews, Jr. He is said to have bought the property for his wife, Helen, who sadly died before their move was completed. Andrews moved in nonetheless, frequently entertaining at the house, escorting guests to the top of the four-story tower to view the changing Raleigh skyline. After Andrews' death in 1946, the house experienced a period of decline. 

In 1987, the state government, which had acquired most of the other large residences on Blount Street as office space, secured controlling interest in the house. Stabilization measures have included complete refurbishment of the exterior. 

Plans are in development for the adaptive reuse of this designated Raleigh Historic Landmark." - National Park Service

Heck-Andrews House
309 N Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27601
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