Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Murphy House


The Murphy House is next door to the Wood House. It was built in 1838 also probably by George Proctor in the Gothic Revival style. Prominent early residents included Susan Branch Hopkins, daughter of Florida’s last Territorial Governor, and Dr. George W. Betton, an important early physician. The house has been owned by the Murphy family since 1928. During the post Civil War federal occupation of Tallahassee, Union troops quartered in the house and stabled their horses in the basement.

5 comments:

Hilda said...

I am so enjoying this historic house series of yours, Lois! They're lovely! I sure hope you'll continue with them after theme day tomorrow.

JM said...

Have all these beautiful old wooden houses resisted the hurricanes through times or has any of them been rebuilt?

Lois said...

They have been restored, but not completely rebuilt. I don't want to "jinx" us by saying this because hurricane season is always an anxious time around here, but the last storm that caused significant major damage here was in 1985 and these houses were not destroyed. We are about 30 miles from the coast so we don't get the brunt of it.

Pam said...

The street where these houses are must be a lovely place to see. Thank's for the history lesson, Lois ;)

Corker2 said...

Thanks for sharing your photo's. An interesting site.

Nice to meet you - Les