Moran Place is located in Dresden,TN. Built by John Williamson Moran for his wife Sophia Riley Gunn. The house used a modified design of George Barber's Cottage no. 36 from his Cottage Souvenir Book No. 2. Construction began in 1895 but was put on hold when Sophia Moran became ill. She died Oct. 7 1895. A few months after her death construction resumed. This blog is about the history of the Moran family & their life at Moran Place. Money is fleeting, History is forever.
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.