Joel Lane House
160 South Saint Mary's Street
Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, 27603
The Joel Lane House, also known as Wakefield, was built in 1769 and is now a restored historic home and museum in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is the oldest dwelling in Wake County and contains collections of 18th century artifacts and period furnishings.
The house is named after Joel Lane, the "Father of Raleigh" and "Father of Wake County."
In 2019, to celebrate the house's 250th anniversary, a restoration team removed 26 layers of paint in order to repair the damaged wood underneath. The house was then repainted to match its original color of garnet red.
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