Located in Dresden TN, Moran Place was built by J.W. Moran for his wife Sophia Reilly Gunn. The house is 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.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Fashionable Unknown Lady, Little Rock Ark, 1897/98
We don't know who the woman is with the wonderful hat but the stamp on the photograph tells us it was taken in Little Rock, Arkansas by Kimsey & Roberts. Little Rock City Directories show that John C. Kimsey and T.H. Roberts had a studio at 612 Scott in 1897/98 so we know when the photo was taken. It's annotated on the back "A Merry Xmas for all."