Unlike most of historic Alexandria’s 18th century architecture, the building that houses the Two Nineteen Restaurant is over one hundred years old. Built in 1890 by the prosperous merchant Lewis Mac Kenzie, this elegant home reflects the Victorian style of the 19th century: an austere and sober red-brick exterior with an ornate but comfortable interior, so comfortable that it’s rumored that the ghost of the last private tenant. Mrs. Edna M. Royster refuses to move out and haunts the building to this day.