Mallory–Neely House

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Mallory-Neely House
Mallory–Neely House is located in Tennessee
Mallory–Neely House
Location 652 Adams Ave., Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°08′43″N 90°02′19″W / 35.14522°N 90.03849°W / 35.14522; -90.03849Coordinates: 35°08′43″N 90°02′19″W / 35.14522°N 90.03849°W / 35.14522; -90.03849
Built ca. 1852
Architectural style Italianate villa-style
Governing body City of Memphis
Part of Victorian Village District
Added to NRHP 1972

The Mallory–Neely House is a historic residence on 652 Adams Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is located in the Victorian Village district of Memphis.

History[edit]

Around 1852, the mansion was built in the Italianate style as an early Victorian villa . From 1852 until 1969, the mansion was home to the families of Isaac Kirtland, Benjamin Babb, James C. Neely, Daniel Grant and Barton Lee Mallory.[1]

In the 1880s and 1890s, the house was extensively renovated. During the renovation, the original two and one half stories of the building were extended to three full stories and the tower of the building was enlarged. After the renovation, the house consisted of 25 rooms. The Neely family decorated the mansion in the Victorian style, with parquet flooring, ornamental plasterwork and ceiling stenceling.[2]

In 1969, the last resident of the mansion, Daisy Neely-Mallory, died at age 98. According to her wish, the house was deeded to the Daughters, Sons, and Children of the American Revolution.[2]

Museum[edit]

In 1972, the Victorian Village district of Memphis was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. And in 1973, the mansion was turned into a museum.[1] The museum is operated by the City of Memphis and Museums Inc. since 1987 and part of the Pink Palace Family of Museums.[2][3]

In 2005, the Mallory–Neely House was closed to the public due to funding problems of the City of Memphis.

"Mallory-Neely House in Memphis to Welcome Tourists Again". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2012-11-02. </ref>

The Mallory–Neely House was reopened to VIPs with a special ceremony on Saturday November 4, 2012 It reopens to the general public on November 11, 2012. The house has been stabilized and re-roofed with slate tiles and full copper trim. The house has had numerous additions to make it accessible under ADA rules. As of November 4, 2012, the public will be admitted on Fridays and Saturdays only. A ramp now allows entry to the first floor. There is a twenty minute video which can be seen in the carriage house which is also the ticket office.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historical marker - Historical marker on the property erected by the Tennessee Historical Commission
  2. ^ a b c Campbell, Wendy S. (1998). "Mallory-Neely House". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Mallory-Neely House - Pink Palace Family of Museums". City of Memphis Division of Park Services and Museums Inc. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 

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