Sunday, December 3, 2017

Not a Tiny House


We had the opportunity to visit the Goodman LeGrand Mansion in Tyler. Wow! What a lot of history in that house. (And I just realized I didn’t take photos of all the Christmas décor. Oh well. Next time) The museum is free, but does ask for a small suggested donation of $2. (as of Nov 2017)

Yup…almost as good as free!

 Initially built in 1859, it had been in the same family from 1866 until 1939. It was also the first house in the county to get electric lighting.

Sallie Goodman LeGrand, who grew up and lived her entire life there bequeathed it to the City of Tyler for use as a city park and museum. The house still had all it’s vintage furnishings, period clothing and more. As you can see, I was too busy looking to take many photos. Guess we'll be going back there again too :-) 

Yes, another add it to the “Need to see” list in Tyler TX. And take time to watch the video there if you visit…very informative.


Yes, it’s gorgeous.  (And yes, I’m glad I don’t have to take care of it.)  Enjoy the pics!

Oh...And here's where to find the Goodman:
624 N Broadway Ave
Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 531-1286
Back yard entrance to the house

Formal dining room

Hand painted ceiling medallion, traditional Texas Folk Art style

One of the family bedrooms

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