Saturday, April 13, 2013

Historic Old Home For Sale

This homes' history started in August 1900, when Dr. Robert Love Moore was making plans to build a new home for his family.  Mr. G. F. Jennings, Marion contractor, was drawing up the plans.  The home was to be one of the handsomest in East Marion.

When the home was first built it was a one-story home.  A few years later two-story homes were becoming popular and since the Moore family was needing some added rooms, Dr. Moore added a second story to their home.  The interior decorations were beautiful and the hard woodwork when finish, was rich and elegant.  (The hardwood trim is still beautiful today.)

Later the home would be handed down to Dr. Moore's daughter, Roberta and her family, which was Floyd C. Wheeler and their two sons, Floyd M. and Robert M. Wheeler.

 This picture shows the way the home looked for many years.

After the Wheeler family sold the home, it was owned by several others, and in the early 1990s, J. D. and Merle Myers purchased the home and turned it into a Bed and Breakfast.  They had a nice business and folks love to stay here in their friendly home.

In 2009 they had the house re-roofed and the new burgundy colored siding put on.  Not too long afterwards the Myers had to close the Bed and Breakfast, due to their health.

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