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

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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.

Photos via Zillow.

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