Located in Dresden TN, Moran Place was built by J.W. Moran for his wife Sophia Reilly Gunn. It's a modified design of George Barber's Cottage no. 36 from Book No. 2. Construction began in early 1895 but put on hold when Sophia became Ill and died Oct 7 1895. Construction resumed a few months later. The items presented here are from Moran Place.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Turn of the Century Souvenirs
We know for sure that the parrots are a souvenir from a trip to Mexico and belonged to Marion Moran. The trip was probably before 1900 making this souvenir over 110 years old!
The woodblock may have belonged to Marion. No clue if it's pre or post 1900 but either way it's another surviving piece of Moran history from Moran Place that's at least 100 years old.