Friday, January 12, 2018
The Magevney House
The Magevney House is one of the oldest residences in Memphis and the site of several firsts: the first Catholic mass in Memphis, the first Catholic marriage in the city, and the first Catholic baptism all took place in this house. It's operated as a museum, and I have been several times over the years. This last time I went I took some photos:
This is the main bedroom:
and the childrens' bedroom with the rope bed ("sleep tight"):
Those three rooms show either original pieces or pieces from the period. This kitchen area hasn't received that kind of attention, but maybe they'll have the funds someday to restore this area:
This is a photo of the exterior of the house when it was inhabited by the family:
What a treasure for the city to have this property! I always enjoy my visits there.