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:


Outside:




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.


10 comments:

  1. Holy rocking horse!! I am in love. What a great museum. Small, but worthy of a visit. Thanks for taking us with you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is a great rocking horse, isn't it!

      Delete
  2. It's a stunning place and such a treasure! I so enjoyed visiting the museum with you, it's a beautiful place 😁. Have a great weekend! J 😊

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, we're lucky it has survived :)

      Delete
  3. I like to visit old homes and buildings, but I never knew where the sleep tight saying came from. They say you learn something everyday, and that's my new info for today. :) Thi house is quite nice and I think it is even better you can see the yard and somee interesting old wall paper too. Thanks for taking us along on your visit. Hugs-Erika

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I remember when I first saw that bed :) It's interesting the information they provide on the tours :)

      Delete
  4. Happy to have been able to see this amazing museum. Thank for sharing the info and the great photos:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's fun to see what each city has saved from its past. :)

      Delete
  5. What a sweet little house! I love places like that where you can kind of go back in time. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is surrounded now by modern businesses downtown, and it's such a marvel that is has survived and still functions as an active museum. It's better than reading about it; you can stand in the very room where historic events took place. You really can go back in town :)

      Delete