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.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Ft. Worth Wedding Pictures ca. 1905
Fort Worth University Catalog 1909
We know this is one of Virginia Shumate Moran's sisters. I'm leaning toward it being Maibelle. She married Newton Temple Harris Sr about 1905. Three of the pictures had been framed as a triptych and was hanging in Virginia's room at Moran Place. Over the years the pictures faded till the bride had become a ghost. I played around with it and have brought the images out, not back to their original state, but enough that we can see she was a beautiful bride.