Get A Glimpse Of The 19th Century In Moody Mansion

All the history lovers out there, we all have fancied going to a historic mansion. We all hope to get a glimpse of the events that happened in that Mansion. Moody mansion is one such place where your soul can enjoy it—also known as Willis Moody Mansion, is located in Galveston. The splendid rooms with beautiful architecture and paintings, the carved cutleries, the vast wall-sized paintings, everything will be a treat to your eyes. There are also displays of enormous, majestic vehicles that speak of royalty.

Get A Glimpse Of The 19th Century In Moody Mansion

 

History

In 1893, the Galveston socialite Narcissa William commissioned the Mansion. After her husband, Richard S. Willis, died, Narcissa built a more lavish home on-site using the assets that were supposed to be divided among her kids. Due to this act, Narcissa was alienated from her family till death. She lived alone with a housekeeper who was paid three times higher than the wages of that time. 

Moody Family

The Moody family occupied the Moody Mansion from 1900 till 1986. After the Great Galveston Storm in September 1900, Moody won the house for $20,000, which was like a fraction of the Mansion's original worth. His wife and his four children moved in immediately and celebrated their first Christmas in that Mansion. The Mansion turned into a historical museum in 1986 commemorating the Moody family. Throughout history, the Mansion has been getting affected by hurricanes. In September 2008, Hurricane Ike led to the flooding of the basement. It was finally restored in July 2014 as the Galveston's Children's museum.

Mansion's Layout

There are many interesting rooms made for something and used for other purposes. Some of the rooms are as follows:

  • Libbie's room - It was made as a sick room, which was very common in the 1900s.This room's fireplace and airways are separate from the other rooms. When Libbie Moody took this room as hers, she painted the wood to a lighter color because she found the dark color too oppressive.

  • Nursery room - This room was never used as it was intended to be. The fireplace of this room has two recesses on each side for warming milk bottles.

  • Sewing Room - William Lewis Moody Jr used this room while his family used to be away. It was also used as a guest room.

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