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Monday, March 20, 2017

Mallory - Neely House in Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee has an area called Victorian Village where homes and churches from that era have been preserved.

It was a snowy day in January when we visited, but we were fortunate to arrive in time for the last tour - a private tour at that.

Below is the Adams- Woodruff - Fonatine House (c. 1871).  It was also a museum but we didn't think it was open.

Not sure what this one below was called.

Below is the Adams-Mollie-Fontaine-Taylor House (c. 1886).  It's now a restaurant.

This is the Mallory-Neely House (c. 1852).  Now a museum.  I didn't get the whole roof because I think I was afraid of the ice I was standing on as I took the photo.

Here's one from the internet.

The inside was lovely but in some places incredibly dark.

A lot of money went into the construction of this house as you can see from the special trimmings and moldings.  I'm not remembering all the backstory of the ownership but I know that the last family owner lived a very long time and had few heirs.  Refreshing my memory with Wikipedia, she deeded the house to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

The last owner, Daisy is pictured in the painting there on the right.

It is worth the trip if you are in Memphis.