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Mallory-Neely House, Memphis

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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. It has been identified as one of numerous contributing properties in the historic district.
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.
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 stenciling.
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.
In 1972, the Victorian Village district of Memphis was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1973 the mansion was adapted for use as a house museum, featuring furnishings of the Victorian era. The museum is operated by the City of Memphis and Museums Inc. since 1987 and is part of the Pink Palace Family of Museums.
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  • If you want to see a mansion with a lot of original decor and restoration from the 1800s this is for you. Fascinating history about the elite lived in those days.  more »
  • This is a fabulous old home from the 1800’s when Memphis was just beginning. Worth going through to get some history on Memphis and the people that lived there.  more »
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  • We thought we'd hate it but it was amazing! I love the tour guide we had! So glad we went, one of best museums I've been to!
  • Well preserved, thousands of still original items and an extremely helpful guide ... (sorry to have forgotten your name). A latent history lesson.

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