|Location||198 Adams Ave., Memphis, Tennessee|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Governing body||City of Memphis|
|NRHP Reference #||73001831|
|Added to NRHP||November 6, 1973|
In the 1830s, the Magevney House was built by Eugene Magevney as a clapboard cottage. Eugene Magevney was born in Ireland in 1798, immigrated to the United States in 1828 and settled in Memphis in 1833. He was a pioneer teacher and civic leader and died of Yellow Fever in 1873.
During the late 1830s and early 1840s, three important events in Memphis religious history took place in the cottage. In 1839, the first Catholic mass in Memphis was celebrated in the house. In 1840, the first Catholic marriage in Memphis was officiated at the residence. And in 1841, the first Catholic baptism was performed in Memphis at the Magevney homestead.
In 1941, the family of Eugene Magevney gave the property to the City of Memphis.
Since 2005, the house and museum are closed to the public. A sign installed at the museum informs visitors that the property is closed to the public temporarily, due to the budget situation of the City of Memphis and that the house will re-open upon the availability of funding. The Magevney House is part of the Pink Palace Family of Museums.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Magevney House.|
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "The Magevney House". MemphisHistory.org. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- Historical marker - Historical marker on the property erected by the Tennessee Historical Commission
- Information sign - Information sign on the property, installed by the City of Memphis
- "Magevney House - Pink Palace Family of Museums". City of Memphis Division of Park Services and Museums Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-01.