August 04, 2021

The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market

There are a few places in Central Florida that still maintain their old Florida charm. Towns like Mount Dora keep one foot planted firmly in the past with their well-preserved, historic homes near downtown. One of those original homes just hit the market and it has direct ties to Mount Dora's early settlers.

Located at 207 E 8th Ave, the former home of Colonel John Alexander was first erected in 1899. The Civil War-era colonel was the first merchant to operate in what is now the city's downtown. Alexander had a hand in building the town's historic Lakeside Inn.

The home carries a lot more than historic value. It's settler-style build includes a wraparound sitting area and a sleeping porch. The interior boasts original hardwood floors and colorful paint schemes. The stable has been turned into a guest cottage.

The home is on the market for $546,000.

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The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market
The home of one of Mount Dora's original settlers is on the market