Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Murphy House



The Murphy House sits behind the charming little gate I showed in yesterday's post. The house is part of the Park Avenue Historic District near downtown and dates from around 1836. Built 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 in the city. During the post Civil War federal occupation of Tallahassee, Union troops quartered in the house and stabled their horses in the basement. The house has been owned by the Murphy family since 1928. The chimney you see to the right next door belongs to the Wood House, which I will show tomorrow.

12 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Muito bela esta casa.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.
Andarilhar

biebkriebels said...

Nice history of the house, horses in the basement, that must have been special!

Lowell said...

It's a fine-looking structure. Basement? You don't find many of those in Florida. I wonder how in the world they got horses down there. A fun historical post. Are you allowed inside?

Sandra said...

so beautiful, I do love historical districts and the houses in them.

Sharon Anck said...

Historical districts are so important to a city. These have a rich history and are beautiful to see.

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful house, that detail is so pretty! interesting history and i love that it has been in the same family for almost a hundred years!

Ela said...

Beautiful historic house !!
Happy New Year, dear Friend !!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a nice house. I love the detail near the roof and the porch! Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

RedPat said...

Sounds like the Murphys are staying put!

William Kendall said...

What a pretty place!

bill burke said...

What a wonderful house!

Gunn said...

Very pretty with beautiful details.