Meux Home Museum
1007 R Street, Fresno, CA, USA
Meux Home Museum Fresno Reviews
A step 150 years into the past! Jun 23, 2011
Built on the Northwest corner of Tulare and R streets, the Queen Anne style home was built by Dr. T. R. Meux in 1888 a year after he moved from Tennessee. During the Civil Was he had been a surgeon on the side of the Confederacy and as a result of the war on both he and his wife they decided to move west and find a better place to live, in a dry climate. The home was continuously occupied by the Meux family until the death of Anne P. Meux, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. T.R. Meux in 1970. Since that time the property has been owned by the city of Fresno.
The Meux Home Museum recaptures the flavor of Victorian Fresno by presenting a middle-class residence -- furnished in the period, as a representative house museum. A costumed docent will lead you on a one hour tour of this restored urban dwelling of the 1890's. By modern standards elaborate, the Meux Home was nonetheless a middle-class residence, built for $12,000 from a carpenter's catalog. All walls and ceilings are papered and trimmed with picture molding. The porch extends around the three principal elevations of the house and helps keep the interior relatively cool during the hot summer days. There are two stories to the home but disabled visitors are not able to go upstairs. There is a small gift shop in the carriage house in the rear. Weddings can be arranged at the home but must be kept small.
The tours are available from noon till 3 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and the price is $5 for adults, $4 for age 13-17, and $3 for ages 5-12.
This home/museum is on the National Register of Historic Places in Fresno, California.
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