"The Oliver Anderson House" Lexington Things to Do Tip by basstbn
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This fine Greek Revival style home was built in 1853 by Oliver Anderson, a prosperous businessman in the manufacture of hemp products, and one of the better examples of the large homes built in the 1840s and 1850s by slave-holding southerners in Missouri. A show-house in its early prime, it is now best known for its role as a fiercely contested prize in a Civil War battle.
Though restored and furnished as it would have been just prior to the Civil War, damage from the three-day battle can still be seen in the building. The only way to see the interior of the home is to take one of the available tours.
Directions: On the grounds of the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site, just blocks north of downtown Lexington.
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